The P/PTSD Perspective: New Favorite Position, In-House QB Solution, & Unseen Trove of Cap Space
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The P/PTSD Perspective: February 3rd, 2024
1) There’s a New Favorite Position for the Vikings in the 2024 NFL Draft: The Vikings have needs aplenty on their roster. The front seven needs a complete overhaul, the o-line has some skimpy depth, and the QB position — as you may have heard — is facing some uncertainty. Busy couple months ahead of Mr. Adofo-Mensah.
2) Don’t Write Off the Vikings’ In-House Solution at Quarterback: The argument is not that Jaren Hall should be given the starting job. Rather, the argument is that completely writing off Jaren Hall after one rough half of football would be very premature. Give the guy a chance to keep developing and see where his career goes.
3) An Unseen Trove of Cap Space Will Allow the Vikings to Punch Above their Weight Class in Free Agency: True, the money in 2024 is supremely important, but there’s a case to be made that what is just beyond — the 2025 budget — is of more significance. Reaching into future abundance to finance what’s occurring in the present moment isn’t without some downside, but there’s also ample upside. Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is going to try to thread the needle.
4) A Trio of Cheaper Free Agents with the Potential to Do Damage for the Minnesota Vikings: Not every signing can be a huge one. The NFL’s best teams find a way of maximizing the deals they sign. The elite players need to live up to their elite money and good players need to outperform their deals. Minnesota will be pursuing these outcomes in the coming years.
5) Could 2024 Call for Reunions with These Former Vikings?: Of all the names listed, Cordarrelle Patterson makes the most sense. He’s a monster on special teams and would help to make the offense more dangerous. Maybe he helps improve the running game while similarly prompting opposing defenses from getting too comfortable loading up on Mr. Jefferson.
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K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.