Purple Rumor Mill: Jets WR on the Radar, Asamoah’s Rise, Division Frontrunners

Purple Rumor Mill: Jets WR on the Radar, Asamoah's Rise, Division Frontrunners
Aug 28, 2022 East Rutherford, New Jersey, Usa New York Jets huge receiver Denzel Mims. Necessary Credit history: Vincent Carchietta-United states Nowadays Sporting activities.

Purple Rumor Mill

VikingsTerritory’s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-working day chronicle each and every week. All the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two places — article content on Saturday and Sunday — for evaluate. These days is the Oct 15th version.

Keep in mind — rumors are rumors. What you study on weekends in these parts is what the world is talking about pertaining to the Vikings, not essentially objects that will come to fruition.

Rumor: The Vikings may perhaps trade for New York Jets WR Denzel Mims.

New York Jets extensive receiver Denzel Mims. © Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com / Usa Now Network.

This is definitely just an idea or talking stage from Bleacher Report. On BR‘s NFL trade large board, the Vikings and Bears are outlined as apropos groups to enter the Mims sweepstakes.

It is not likely to materialize as the Vikings draft money for 2023 is already skimpy. If Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needed the benched Jets playmaker, he’d have to convince New York to take a 5th-Rounder or dip into his 2024 satchel of draft picks.

The Vikings already have mouths to feed on offense, which includes Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Prepare dinner, Adam Thielen, K.J. Osborn, Jalen Reagor, Alexander Mattison, and Irv Smith. They do not really want extra firepower at the moment.

Mims to Minnesota is a longshot.

Rumor: Brian Asamoah will commence producing an impact on Vikings defense.

The Vikings Have an 'Offseason Standout'
Brian Asamoah. © BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN / United states of america These days Community.

Kevin O’Connell forecasted this week that ‘now is the time’ for Asamoah to acclimate within just the Vikings protection. Prior to the gain over the Bears, Asamoah only played unique groups. But in opposition to Chicago, Asamoah expert his initial defensive action of the time, seeing the field for six defensive snaps.

And then this 7 days, O’Connell told reporters, “We’ve acquired E.K. (Eric Kendricks) and Jordan [Hicks] who have played actually well, but we want to be able to blend Brian in there. It is a prolonged period.”

There’s no explanation to believe O’Connell is fibbing, so permit the Asamoah era commence.

Purple Rumor Mill (cont.)

Rumor: The Vikings are frontrunners — above the Packers — to acquire the NFC North.

2022 Vikings Betting Odds Tracker: Week 4
Sep 11, 2022 Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell. Necessary Credit history: Brad Rempel-Usa These days Sporting activities.

In accordance to Vegas sportsbooks and FiveThirtyEight, this is true. Oddsmakers consider the Vikings will get the division for the very first time due to the fact 2017. The Packers have won the issue for a few consecutive seasons.

Minnesota briefly holds the head-to-head tiebreaker in excess of Eco-friendly Bay — the Vikings conquer the Packers 24-7 in Week 1 — and Aaron Rodgers and Co. misplaced in London very last weekend.

Therefore, the Vikings have to reduce two online games even though the Packers earn two for Environmentally friendly Bay to regain his crown. That is absolutely not not possible, but the Vikings are in an useful place right now.

These are the NFC North odds as of Oct 14th:

Minnesota Vikings = -125
Inexperienced Bay Packers+105
Detroit Lions = +4000
Chicago Bears = +8000

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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his everyday YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each individual Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Detailed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).

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