Mike Zimmer thinks Everson Griffen will return to Vikings

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Defensive end Everson Griffen voided the remaining years of his contract with the Vikings this month, but he may not be moving on to a new team this offseason.

When word broke that he’d be wiping out the final years of his deal, it was accompanied by a suggestion that he could work out a deal that keeps him in Minnesota. On Wednesday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said at the Scouting Combine that he expects that new contract to come to fruition.

“We met with his agent yesterday. Everson is a terrific person for us,” Zimmer said. “I think our situation is the right one for him and we expect him to be back.”

Griffen’s decision cleared $13 million in cap space for the Vikings and one would imagine any deal that brings him back will be friendlier to the cap in Minnesota.

17 responses to “Mike Zimmer thinks Everson Griffen will return to Vikings

  1. Great player deciding to help the team out cap-wise.

    It’ll be interesting to see what he signs for.

  2. Griffen still has a couple of good years left. Cut Linval, Rhodes and Reiff… plenty of money left to bring back Griff, Harris, Wilson and Weatherly

  3. Vikings better take care of it, if not someone like Seattle will snap him up and then use him against them next year.

    Still waiting to find out what happens with Clowney.

  4. Cut Linval? He’s the guy who makes the entire defense go. When he was out that defense fell apart.

    Griffen is going to be 33 years old. Paying him is not a smart move. The odds of getting your money’s worth on a 33yr old pass rusher is low. It might work, but that’s like going to Vegas and expecting to come home with cash in your wallet.

  5. It is good to read Zimmer’s thoughts on Everson. I hope it happens, I love having EG on the Vikings. Skol

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    It’s great to see a team leader and a head coach who genuinely like each other
    ________

    Yeah, I’m sure this will be an integral part of finally snapping that 0-59 streak.
    Thanks again, for my daily laugh.

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    It’s great to see a team leader and a head coach who genuinely like each other
    _________

    Yes! I’m quite sure this will play an integral part in finally snapping that 0-59 streak.
    But Hey, thanks again for providing me with a daily laugh.

  8. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm
    It’s great to see a team leader and a head coach who genuinely like each other
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Yeah, like Anthony Harris and Mike Zimmer.

  9. Just because a player is not resigned doesn’t mean they don’t like their head coach. That is a front office transaction many times due to money. Common sense, although that seems to be low with some of these stock holding “owners”.

  10. I’m just giving all Viking players the benefit of the doubt and must assume they can’t all have genuine affection for the head coach. Some, for sure, just look at the odds of any locker room.

  11. You can say that about any team – so then let’s just assume Aaron and the flower hate each other’s guts. Quit grasping at straws and go count you imaginary dividend from you fake stock.

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