Jerome Simpson had a difficult offseason before signing with the Vikings, having to serve 15 days in jail and getting suspended for three games for a drug conviction. But the reviews of Simpson’s performance on the practice field in Minnesota have been overwhelmingly positive.
“Jerome was running a dig, which is 20-yard in-route and the cushion was unbelievable because everyone’s afraid he’s going to run right by them he’s so fast,” Ponder told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “That just adds a whole other dimension to our offense.“
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman called Simpson “outstanding” and added, “you can see that he’s at a different speed.”
The off-field questions about Simpson aside, there’s no question that he’s a phenomenal athlete on the field. The Vikings think he’s going to be a game changer, even though they’ll have to wait until the fourth game of the season.