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And there you have it. Just like that, the Super Bowl is over and the focus of the entire NFL shifts from the 2016 season and we now begin to look forward to the free agency, the NFL Draft and the 2017 season. Fortunately or unfortunately for the Minnesota Vikings missing the playoffs gave them a bit of an opportunity for a head start on their offseason mission.
So, the debate kicks off. Who’s important, who’s the top target, and where do we go from here.
I’m going to throw out a motion for us to start this conversation at the top because there is an argument to be had that there is one player out there that should be this team’s number one target. I’m talking land this player and the rest of your free agency plans will then be able to fall into place. But there’s an interesting piece to this story...it wasn’t too long ago that this player was the most hated player in Minnesota
Figure it out yet?
Here we go, you guys, Left Tackle Matt Kalil is THE MOST IMPORTANT player for the Minnesota Vikings to target.
Gather your composure, contain your laughter and let me explain myself here.
For a team like the Minnesota Vikings who have two right handed quarterbacks in the fold with Bradford and Bridgewater, it goes without saying that the left tackle position is the most important one on the offensive line. Odds are they square off against the oppositions number one pass rusher all while protecting the “blind side” of the passer. That said, it’s not a novel idea that they address that situation and shore up the left tackle spot...