In what could be a sign that the Minnesota Vikings don’t plan to bring back running back Chester Talyor for another season, his throwback replica jersey is now listed alongside the jerseys of former Vikings Matt Birk and Darren Sharper in the fan shop’s bargain bin.
As a reader points out, the Taylor jersey that lists for $80.00 can be had for $39.95, the same numbers that apply to replica jerseys bearing the names and former numbers of Birk and Sharper.
The jersey of no other current Viking shows up on that list. (That said, an Adrian Peterson phone case is available for $14.95, down from $22. But the reduced price could have something to do with the fact that people kept dropping the thing.)
Though there’s likely a disconnect between the folks who make football decisions and the employees who set the price point for the T-shirts, someone decided it made sense to lump Taylor in with a couple of former Vikings. As Taylor prepares to hit the free-agent market, it could be that they know he’s destined to be a former Viking, too.