Vikings claim they didn’t know J.C. Tretter called

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After a surprising retirement from the NFLPA President on Thursday, there were questions for head coach Kevin O’Connell during his press conference.

When asked about J.C. Tretter, O’Connell said that he was “unaware” of any phone call to the Vikings, but also that he respects Tretter.

This is an interesting case. Tretter has made it clear that he would have loved to play for his boyhood favorite team. The intrigue comes from Tretter’s camp claiming they called the Vikings and O’Connell saying he and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah were unaware of any communication from his camp.

Could this have been a situation where his camp called the wrong people in the organization? Sure. Could it have been a story planted by the camp to try and drum up interest? Absolutely. So, what is the likely story here?

It could be that the Vikings didn’t want to sign him because he was the NFLPA president.

Is that the full story? That remains to be seen, but it’s not out of the possibility. At the end of the day, the Vikings will have to look at a different option if they want to upgrade at center.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire