Now that the Denver Broncos have a new one in George Paton, it’s a little more fun. I may suck at math, but I’m able to use a calculator and try to work the salary cap. I have no idea what moves Paton will make in NFL free agency in his first offseason a general manager.
One move that didn’t work out was acquiring Jacksonville pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue for a 2021 second-round pick and a 2022 conditional pick. Ngakoue, an impending free agent, was flipped to Baltimore on Oct. 22 for a 2021 third-rounder and a 2022 conditional. It was a decent move by the Vikings to re-coup a Day 2 pick immediately instead of waiting for Ngakoue to sign elsewhere and get a compensatory pick in 2022.
I think we all want the franchise quarterback, and that’s the number one goal is trying to draft and develop or acquire any way you can. When I was in Minnesota, I think we went to the playoffs with six different quarterbacks if I’m not mistaken. That’s not ideal, but you can still win if you don’t have the franchise guy.