Spielman traded a second-round pick and a fifth-rounder to Jacksonville for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in August, and Ngakoue provided underwhelming results as the team started 1-5. He misjudged his team. On Thursday, Spielman traded Ngakoue to Baltimore for third and fifth-rounders.
The 1-5 Vikings just traded their best defensive lineman, all but admitting they've given up on the 2020 season.
Today, this enterprising former Iowa State star becomes the 158th selection into the Sunday Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame, and it is not only because he devised something even the game's best coaches could not stop without getting a rule changed. It also is because Blair was one of the best at his position between 1971 and 1985, first at Iowa State, then as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Sun Bowl most valuable player.