Is There An Everson Griffen Reunion With The Minnesota Vikings?
Everson Griffen and the Minnesota Vikings are both in a spot. Everson wants to keep playing and retire a Viking, Minnesota needs help and might be recognizing Griffen was a good player.
This is only a tryout. The Minnesota Vikings may pass on him and then what? He may be forced to retire or go somewhere else if he still wants to play and be a backup and teach the up-and-coming guys. That is a real possibility.
Sports Illustrated says the Vikings need him and he still has enough gas in the tank to produce. Maybe he puts in a year or two and then retires. I just think this says a lot about each side. Minnesota knows what kind of a player he is, they could sign him and watch him in the pre-season. He has declined and maybe doesn't have the same mentality he once had. He is 12 years into his NFL career and he has to prove himself.
When the Vikings let him go he went to Dallas, I think he is a good player but he didn't fit in their defensive scheme, and I think he was a little depressed being let go by Minnesota and passed on by Seattle. Dallas let him go to the Detroit Lions, and he found his stride but the Lions are a terrible team.
I think this would be a win-win. He will inspire the defense to get better, he will be sparked by being back in purple and in a situation he knows. Because he knows this defense, he knows Mike Zimmer. We will have to see. I predict he does well and they sign him.