The Minnesota Vikings will not ‘tank’ under the watchful eye of Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.
The young executive had already clearly stated that he was not interested in team-building tactics and did so emphatically.
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“People always talk about ‘just tanking,’ and in this game, I think it’s kind of an illogical thing to do for the stake these players put into our game.” adofo-mensah said at the 2023 NFL Combine.
So, if Vikings fans want the team to tank, they’re either mixing what want To coincide with reality – or were Adofo-Mensah’s words at the NFL Combine a sham. There is no in between.
In fact, Adofo-Mensah believes in ‘competitive rebuilding’ for his team, turning a roster full of aging, expensive veterans into a venture with youth and salary cap flexibility. That philosophy was front and center this off-season when Adofo-Mensah said goodbye to Jordan Addison, Brian Asamoah, Alexander Mattison and Byron in exchange for starting jobs belonging to Byron, including Adam Thilen, Eric Kendricks, Dalvin Cook and Patrick Peterson, among others. . For example, Murphy.
Still, some ignore ground events and suggest Minnesota Needed Tank is such a personality bleacher report Brent Sobleski, He published a piece this week outlining six teams that should mail it out this season in preparation for the debutant Caleb Williams sweepstakes.
Williams is already the consensus first overall pick in next year’s draft — yes, even without seeing the 2023 NCAA season.
Soblesky explained, “In a world where the quarterback position has evolved into what one can add beyond the script, Cousins is a throwback. He can do a lot for a team to compete and even win the division crown. Yet his teams never advanced beyond divisional playoff competition.
Oddsmakers project the Vikings to win eight or nine games in 2023, which would put the club in line for the 14th or 15th pick in the 2023 draft – well below Williams’ spot.
“Moreover, Cousins and the Vikings are reaching a crossroads, as the quarterback is a free agent after the upcoming season. Adofo-Mensah must expedite the process and move on from Cousins as soon as possible and complete a rebuild,” Sobleski concluded. Must enter.
Vikings fans can debate until smoke comes out of their ears whether or not the franchise should tank for Williams. If they want him, they’ll have to send a package like the Carolina Panthers to a team with the first pick – or ‘hope’ Cousins gets injured and the team surrenders Nick Mullens or Jaren Hall. They are the only viable option.
But Williams in Purple has a funny theory; This won’t happen through tanking.
Sobleski also recommended a tank job for the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Las Vegas Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Commanders.
dustin baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, vikesnow, He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday raun sah And Sal Masala, His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. List of guilty pleasures: Peanut butter ice cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Bassett Hounds, and The Doors (band).