There are many things in question when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings 2020 offseason. Is Diggs leaving? Is Everson Griffen leaving? Are they able to keep Waynes? What about Linval Joseph? Those are just a few of the questions. Minnesota has a cap space problem and are looking to make room which will see some of our loved, and not so loved players leaving this offseason. That is the NFL. Now I think Minnesota has some great plans for the offseason and they have already made some good moves by repositioning Gary Kubiak to Offensive Coordinator and now the hire of Dom Capers as the defensive assistant. Let’s get into it!
Michael Vick has become to be known as one of the most dynamic quarterbacks the game of football has ever seen. From College to the pros, Mike Vick was nothing short of eclectic. No one had ever seen a quarterback like Vick, he had a unique skill set that allowed him to be the best running back on the field and quarterback at the same time.
As we described in more detail in Part 1, we are not so much concerned about scheme fit in this scenario, but rather we are playing fantasy matchmaker with the running backs. Let’s now dive in on the rest of the top free agent running backs and where we think they’d best thrive for fantasy owners!
The Steelers need to rebound in 2020. But is Big Ben the man to bring the spark?
One of the biggest questions asked by football fans during the NFL off-season is, “where is that guy going to sign?” This question is asked for several reasons. Fans may want a star to come to sign with their favorite team, or they may not want their team throwing money at washed up veterans (still wishing the Lions hadn’t signed LeGarrette Blount a few years ago, ugh).
The Tennessee Titans had a hell of a run this past season, but now it’s time to turn their attention to the draft. After going (9-7) in the regular season and losing in the AFC Championship game, the Titans organization will dive in and see what players can help improve an already talented Titans squad.
Tristan Wirfs, a 6’5 322 lbs junior out of Iowa is not the most athletic draft prospect, that’s Jedrick Wills, not the most physically gifted or pro-ready, that’s Andrew Thomas, but he’s perhaps the most technically sound offensive lineman. As mentioned in a previous article, tackle duo of Mike Remmers and Nate Solder that allowed more combined pressures than any pair in the NFL, for the Giants. Both side of the trenches need to be addressed this off season, in the draft and free agency and unless Chase Young falls (unlikely) or the Giants move up (even more unlikely, there’s early reports their moving down with a quarterback needy team), they’re better off getting value drafting offensive-line early in the draft. Let’s discuss an early riser, the Iowa product, Tristan Wirfs.
It all starts at the top, and the tip of this iceberg is Martha Ford. While she doesn’t actually make decisions when it comes to gameday, she is one of the 3 heads because she empowers this front office and has refused to make changes. Like many of our brethren before us have said, “SELL THE TEAM”.
There hasn’t been much happening with the Minnesota Vikings offseason just yet. They lost OC Kevin Stefanski to the Cleveland Browns and promoted Head Coach Assistant Gary Kubiak to the OC job. Besides that, there hasn’t been much change, but that doesn’t mean big changes aren’t on its way. There is much Speculation in Minnesota this offseason.
Among such teams, the Seattle Seahawks seemed to enjoy a bit of a “surprise” season, as many in the media have coined it, with many experts (and pundits alike) still viewing Seattle as being in its rebuilding years. Just don’t tell that Pete Carroll and John Schneider. The head coach and GM super-tandem have been at this for a decade now, compiling an impressive regular-season record of 100-59. What’s even more impressive is the team’s 8-4 record in the post-season in that same span, including 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1 Super Bowl win, Seattle’s first-ever NFL title. Earlier success of the team in the last decade was clearly due to one of the most imposing defenses in the history of football – the Legion of Boom.
There are quite a few teams that will be looking for some help in the backfield during the off-season. Teams that are rebuilding or that will be looking to add depth at a vital position for success will get their first shot at free agents until the draft in April. The RB pool in the free-agent market is filled with lots of experience and different types of players. Where might some of these players end up?
This 6’1 201 lbs safety is a highly-coveted prospect for two main reasons. One, his size and two, the fact that the safety position is at a premium, besides himself and Xavier McKinney (who could get his own write-up in the near future), not a lot of impact players are coming out at this position in 2020. Delpit is next in the line of elite defensive backs that have come out of LSU, appropriately dubbed “Defensive Back University” or “DBU”, featuring stand outs in the NFL such as Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Jamal Adams and Donte Jackson. Grant Delpit could make a wonderfully big, fast and intense addition to Big Blue.
Quarterback Free Agency Predictions: Dak Prescott, Jameis Winston, Ryan Tannehill, Marcus Mariota & Case Keenum
There are quite a few good QBs on the move this offseason. Teams are trying to decide how to plan for the future whether it be through the Draft or free agency. There are some talented guys out there this year that could be making a big move.
For much of the 2019 season, and the short time after the Texans divisional round playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, not much could be heard from Houston’s ownership about the club’s vacant general manager position. In a move that ensued Romeo Crennel stepping aside and allowing Anthony Weaver to be promoted from defensive line coach to defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans, Cal McNair broke his silence and officially named Bill O’Brien the new GM of the team. McNair also updated the title for Jack Easterby, more clearly defining the role he would now serve as VP of team development. The move comes with little to no shock value, and ultimately the updated titles will seemingly end Houston’s pursuit of Patriots’ director of player personnel Nick Caserio for the GM position.
By now you should know that the Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. We all know the story behind the 49ers history of winning championships back in the day with Joe Montana and Steve Young and they finally have gotten themselves back there after a pretty long drought. The 49ers drought is nothing in comparison to the Chiefs though. The Chiefs have not been to the Super Bowl since Super Bowl 4 when the Chiefs won their first and only championship.
The 2020 season only has one game left, The Super Bowl, which means that the off-season is quickly approaching. Teams will be getting ready for the Draft in April, making changes to the coaching staff/ team management, and working on their rosters for the 2020 regular season. Right now, one of the biggest challenges facing teams is how to deal with their free-agent players. Normally there are a few big names that enter the free agency, especially at QB, but this year there seem to be quite a few QBs on in the market.