Purple Rumor Mill: Sam Howell as the QB, Vikings in London, Trading Up Instead of Down

Purple Rumor Mill: Sam Howell as the QB, Vikings in London, Trading Up Instead of Down
Nov 11, 2021 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United states North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Sam Howell (7) seems to be to the sidelines versus the Pittsburgh Panthers throughout the 1st quarter at Heinz Area. Obligatory Credit score: Charles LeClaire-Usa Today Sporting activities

VikingsTerritory‘s Purple Rumor Mill is a two-working day chronicle each individual 7 days. All the week’s rumors are lassoed and plopped in two spots — content articles on Saturday and Sunday — for overview. Now is the April 24th version.

Keep in mind — rumors are rumors. What you study on weekends in these parts is what the earth is speaking about pertaining to the Vikings, not necessarily goods that will occur to fruition.

Rumor: The Vikings are intrigued in Sam Howell as a 1st-Round choose.

Dec 30, 2021 Charlotte, NC, Usa North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Sam Howell (7) keeps the ball on a operate for yards versus the South Carolina Gamecocks throughout the initially quarter at Financial institution of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-Usa Now Sports activities

This is false. The strategy was borne from Twitter accounts fully commited to parody and nonsense.

Theoretically, Minnesota could draft Howell in Rounds 2 or 3 — hedging bets at quarterback for the upcoming — but even that is unlikely. Howell has a fantastic arm and could come to be a marvelous quarterback someplace.

But this is all basically Kellen-Mond-in-March-2021 chatter about Howell sooner or later becoming any very good. Possibly he will blossom, probably he will not.

The Vikings will not decide on him in Round 1.

Rumor: The Vikings will play a video game in London this season.

Oct 29, 2017 London, United Kingdom Minnesota Vikings broad receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates following scoring on an 18-yard landing go in the next quarter versus the Cleveland Browns for the duration of an NFL International Series match at Twickenham Stadium. Obligatory Credit rating: Kirby Lee-Usa Nowadays Sports

This rumor has reliability. The Vikings would perform the New Orleans Saints in England, in accordance to the rumor.

Minnesota has not performed in London for five decades, and the franchise is normally receptive to the invitation.

We’ll know on May well 4th if this one particular is true. The chatter on this was substantiated by a columnist in New Orleans, Jeff Duncan.

Rumor: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah could possibly truly trade up — not down.

Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Coby Bryant (7) congratulates Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Ahmad Gardner (1) on a sack in the 2nd quarter through the American Athletic Conference championship soccer activity, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati.

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Well, nearly anything can materialize with a new standard supervisor, but we’d be flabbergasted if Kwesi Adofo-Mensah trades up.

Investing up for a non-quarterback is ordinarily thought of silly, and for an analytics-centered brain like Adofo-Mensah’s, investing back again appears much more sensical. There’s far more worth in buying and selling down. Adofo-Mensah endorses worth about at the time a 7 days when he speaks to reporters.

We never see a trade-up. A trade down? Positive.

The rumor about investing up has been hinted at by KFAN‘s Paul Allen.

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

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