Less than two weeks ago, there was optimism in Minnesota that free agent linebacker Erin Henderson would get a deal done with the Vikings before the start of free agency. But now that we’re four days into free agency and no deal is close, Henderson is getting upset.
Henderson vented on Twitter about what he perceives as a lack of respect from the Vikings, as shown by the lack of an offer that he thinks is acceptable. And when a fan told Henderson he’s not worth a big-money deal, Henderson went off.
“I’ve watched every single 1 of my games from last [year] 10 [times] over. I know what I’m worth,” Henderson wrote, via 1500ESPN.com. “Not to mention they [have not] even give me an offer. I don’t come to [your] job and tell [you] what you [should and shouldn't] make. So how can [you] say what I’m worth?”
Henderson said he’s surprised the Vikings haven’t agreed to pay what he thinks he’s worth.
“Whats crazy is I’m not even asking for big money,” Henderson wrote. “All I want is respectable money for what I’m asked to do.”
And Henderson even suggested that he’d quit football entirely before he’d play for less than he thinks he’s worth.
“I have a son,” Henderson wrote. “[Why would] I want to put our future relationship in jeopardy for some money that ain’t even close to being correct. I’d rather be broke and watch my son grow up than put my well being on the line for money that doesn’t make sense.”
The good news for Henderson is he’s an unrestricted free agent. If the Vikings won’t make him a respectable offer, he can try to sell himself to 31 other teams.