Purple Rumor Mill: Rationale of Doing Business with GB, Vikings as Draft Winners, Malik Willis

Purple Rumor Mill: Rationale of Doing Business with GB, Vikings as Draft Winners, Malik Willis

Rumor: The Vikings were nuts to trade the pick landing Christian Watson in Green Bay.

It’s incredibly delicate to do business with division foes, chiefly because the seller — the Vikings in this case — must contain the drafted asset twice per year. The burden of proof lies with the Vikings.

Ultimately, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah received the most value from the Packers, and he pulled the trigger. It took a lot of, well, oomph to do it.

Rumor: The Vikings are draft winners through three rounds of the event.

Chris Simms, too:

Rumor: Minnesota wanted Malik Willis at some point during the draft process.

Ian Rapaportit appears.

Well, if the Vikings wanted Willis, Adofo-Mensah — and about 30 other general managers — had oodles of chances to make the call.

They did not.

Should the Kirk Cousins ​​and Kevin O’Connell experiment fall flat in 2022, Minnesota will examine the 2023 NFL Draft for the next quarterback. Willis did not excite them.

But it was fun to speculate for 24 hours.


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

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