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Apparently the Vikings need to worry about re-signing Jordan Addison already

Apparently the Vikings need to worry about re-signing Jordan Addison already

Seems a little premature

We’ve heard everything we can handle, save for a resolution, about the contract extension for star wide receiver Justin Jefferson. But there’s at least one person who thinks that Jefferson’s deal could prevent the Minnesota Vikings from signing his primary running mate in the future.

Randy Mueller of The Athletic has penned a piece about the wide receiver market in the National Football League, and seems to think that the Vikings signing Jefferson to a record-setting deal could prevent them from bringing back Jordan Addison in the future. Never mind the fact that Addison and the...

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Vikings News and Links: Darnold Could Start All Season

Vikings News and Links: Darnold Could Start All Season

Ian Rapoport and The Insiders share some thoughts on the Vikings’ QB battle

How Long Will Darnold Hold the Starting Job?

The Insiders Talk Vikings QB Battle

NFL Network’s “The Insiders” think that Sam Darnold will be the Vikings’ starting quarterback, so long as he doesn't mess it up. The consensus across the board from the insiders is that Sam Darnold will be the week one starter, but Ian Rapoport thinks that Darnold will look better in camp than he’ll actually perform on the field, based on Darnold’s past experiences. This could open the door for JJ McCarthy to...

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It looks like Blake Brandel will be the Vikings’ new left guard after all

It looks like Blake Brandel will be the Vikings’ new left guard after all

Don’t expect a change to come

If you, like many Minnesota Vikings fans, are waiting for news of a reunion between the team and offensive lineman Dalton Risner, it appears that you might not want to hold your breath on that.

Vikings’ offensive coordinator Wes Phillips spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon and made it clear that the team fully expects Blake Brandel to be the team’s starting left guard in 2024.

Here’s the full quote from Phillips:

I’m really excited about Blake. I feel like he gets bigger every time I see him. He’s just a massive...

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 21 May 2024

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 21 May 2024

When will the Minnesota Vikings extend Justin Jefferson?

Well, I think the Justin Jefferson contract extension will probably be in the “news” up until it gets done right? He definitely should get more than A.J. Brown who received 32M per year in his new deal. Brown has 379 receptions for 5,947 yards and 42 TDs through 5 seasons. JJ has 392 receptions for 5,899 yards and 30 TDs through 4 seasons.

I do not know if the Jamarr Chase or Cee Dee Lamb extensions have anything to do with the timing but the Vikings should not wait to reward their...

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Blake Brandel, the Next Josh Metellus?

Blake Brandel, the Next Josh Metellus?

Dive into the latest episode of ‘The Real Forno Show’ where we discuss the surprising emergence of Blake Brandel as the starting left guard for the Minnesota Vikings, speculate on him being the next Josh Metellus, and explore the team’s confidence in his abilities. Don’t miss our in-depth analysis of the Vikings’ 2023 offensive line and the potential implications of Brandel’s new role. SKOL!

In this episode of The Real Forno Show, host Tyler Forness delves into the intriguing comparisons between Blake Brandel and Josh Metellus, despite their different roles on the field. He explores how Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s...

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Norse Code Podcast Episode 512: Naz Reid

Norse Code Podcast Episode 512: Naz Reid

Arif and James are back to discuss NFC North news including JJ McCarthy throwing the ball, Jefferson not appearing at OTAs (just like last year), the Goff contract, Jordan Love, and much more. Also an extensive mailbag that is everything you’d expect from an early offseason show.

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Twin Cities passed over for NFL Draft hosting duties again

Twin Cities passed over for NFL Draft hosting duties again

We won’t see it in Minnesota until 2027 at the earliest

For a number of years now, almost from the time the NFL declared that they were taking the NFL Draft away from Radio City Music Hall and moving it around to different cities, the Twin Cities have been rumored to be a place that the league would like to hold the annual selection meeting. Unfortunately, the home of our Minnesota Vikings keeps getting passed over, and it happened again today.

The league has announced that the 2026 NFL Draft will be held in Pittsburgh. With the 2025 Draft already...

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 22 May 2024

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 22 May 2024

Since Our Last Open Thread...

The Justin Jefferson rumors continue to get dumber

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

  • No discussion of politics or religion
  • No feeding of the trolls
  • Leave the gender hatred at the door
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  • No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
  • If you can’t disagree in a civil manner,...
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The Justin Jefferson rumors continue to get dumber

The Justin Jefferson rumors continue to get dumber

Just when you thought they couldn’t

The Minnesota Vikings continued their offseason program at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center this week, and once again wide receiver Justin Jefferson was not in attendance for voluntary. . .and I can’t stress that word enough. . .voluntary workouts with the team. He didn’t attend the voluntary workouts last season, either, but that hasn’t prevented more asinine speculation from getting off the ground.

For example:

Pat Ragazzo, a reporter that covers the. . .*checks notes*. . .New York Yankees and New York Mets for Sports Illustrated, reported earlier today that Jefferson was in...

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 21 May 2024

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 21 May 2024

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. - Friedrich Nietzsche

As we wait for training camp to start in a couple of months, I like to look at the future to consider possible free agents the team might target.

The two main in-house free agents are Camryn Bynum and Harrison Phillips.

Here are some other possible free agents the team might consider IF they become available.

2025 NFL Free Agents by Position: Justin Jefferson, Dak Prescott, Tee Higgins Among Top Options Next Offseason...

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When Will JJ McCarthy Start? Another Look at the Vikings’ Schedule

When Will JJ McCarthy Start? Another Look at the Vikings’ Schedule

Dive deep into the Minnesota Vikings’ season with ‘The Real Forno Show’ hosted by Tyler Forness. Analyze the newly released schedule, discuss potential debut games for J.J. McCarthy, and explore the team’s longest road trips, home-stands, and weather conditions. Join us for insightful discussions on the Vikings’ game strategies and season analysis. SKOL!

In this edition of The Real Forno Show, where we provide a deep dive into the Minnesota Vikings’ 2024 schedule and discuss the possible start for the team’s rookie quarterback, JJ McCarthy. From speculating about the perfect timing for JJ McCarthy’s debut to considering the impact of...

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Vikings take us behind the scenes of the 2024 NFL Draft

Vikings take us behind the scenes of the 2024 NFL Draft

A really great video from the PR folks

When the Minnesota Vikings’ PR folks get an opportunity to take us behind the scenes, it rarely disappoints, and we’ve got another example of that to share with you today.

The team has released its behind-the-scenes look at the 2024 NFL Draft, specifically the first round where the purple did some wheeling and dealing to land Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy and Alabama edge defender Dallas Turner.

Yeah, you’re going to have to go to YouTube to watch the video because NFL, but at least you have a direct link there now, am...

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