Minnesota Vikings 2018 offseason moves
The Minnesota Vikings will have a completely new quarterback room come 2018, as all three players to suit up for the team last year have left this offseason and they brought in big-ticket free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. In Cousins, the Vikings signed PFF’s 19th-highest graded quarterback last season, finishing with a 78.8 overall grade. Cousins joins a team with one of the league’s better supporting casts, including receivers Adam Theilen (84.6) and Stefon Diggs (85.4) as well as the return of RB Dalvin Cook, who dazzled before injuring his ACL last year.
Also joining Cousins in Minnesota is former Bears players in guard Tom Compton and wide receiver Kendall Wright. Sheldon Richardson adds a body on the defensive interior as he finished last season as the league’s 27th-highest graded interior defender (out of 122 qualified DIs). Richardson is likely to replace Tom Johnson who departed for Seattle while Compton and Wright will likely fill voids left by Jarius Wright’s departure to Carolina and both guards Joe Berger (retirement) and Jeremiah Sirles (Carolina).
With this movement and turnover at the league’s most position, what do PFF Senior Analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson think of their offseason so far?
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