Sheldon Richardson Is a Perfect Fit as a Non-Starter
By Sam Ekstrom - Jun 16, 2021
Three years ago, Sheldon Richardson was a pricey final piece added to a defense that was already one of the league’s best. His salary will look different […]
Can Cameron Smith Be More Than Just a Feel-Good Story?
By Sam Ekstrom - Jun 2, 2021
There was an unfamiliar number running around with the linebackers last week at Vikings OTAs, a No. 32 mixed in with the familiar 40s and 50s. Don’t […]
The Vikings Should Give the Reins to Their Rookie OLs
By Sam Ekstrom - May 26, 2021
On Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Vikings will practice for the first time as a full team in front of reporters this season. It’s their first opportunity to […]
The Vikings Need to Take Their Safety Depth Seriously in 2021
By Sam Ekstrom - May 19, 2021
As bad as things got in the Minnesota Vikings’ secondary last year, they probably could’ve gotten worse. To review: Injuries promptly and thoroughly decimated Minnesota’s already-thin corner […]
The Case For Jadeveon Clowney
By Sam Ekstrom - Mar 24, 2021
Here are some things we know about the Minnesota Vikings in free agency so far. 1) They’ve been more than willing to give generous, short-term deals to […]
Last Year’s Saints Embarrassment Had a Big Effect on Minnesota’s Offseason Approach
By Sam Ekstrom - Mar 17, 2021
The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints have faced off four seasons in a row now. And as we’ve seen in the past, that particular matchup can […]
Would the Vikings Let Beebe, Odenigbo, and Boone Walk?
By Sam Ekstrom - Mar 10, 2021
Restricted free agency is the NFL’s way of giving teams an option to hang on to some of their prized developmental assets. The Vikings have decisions coming […]
Only Six Players Remain from the Minnesota Miracle Roster
By Sam Ekstrom - Mar 3, 2021
Change is inevitable in the NFL thanks to its hard salary cap, non-guaranteed contracts, and increasing lack of patience from front offices. Unsuccessful teams are getting dismantled […]
Don’t Get Too Attached to Klint Kubiak
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 8, 2021
Minnesota Vikings fans who have longed for continuity on the offensive side of the football can at least take solace in one thing this offseason: They’ll have […]
What Could the Vikings Do If They Shed QB Money?
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 5, 2021
After a two-decade-long dynasty, the New England Patriots used 2020 as a reset. Forging ahead without Tom Brady was never going to be easy, and the Pats […]
FOOTBALL MACHINE: QB Trade Rumors, Super Bowl Jeopardy & Farewell
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 3, 2021
Sam Ekstrom and Arif Hasan team up for their final Football Machine. As Sam moves on to a new opportunity, the Football Machine is appreciative for your […]
Is Justin Jefferson’s “No Drops in 2021” Promise Realistic?
By Sam Ekstrom - Feb 3, 2021
Justin Jefferson wasn’t shy in setting lofty 2020 goals. The Minnesota Vikings’ first-round pick pledged to himself that he’d catch 60 balls for 1,000 yards and six […]