The Vikings have made another move sure to cause eye-rolling among a large segment of Purple Nation. Aaron Wilson of Scout.com (how is that guy NOT employed by ESPN by the way) reports that Geoff Schwartz has signed a one-year deal with Minnesota. Here’s all you need to know about Geoff Schwartz: He plays offensive tackle and guard. He missed all of 2011 with a hip injury. He visited several other teams including the 49ers and Chiefs before settling on the Vikings. His last name is Schwartz.
What does this signing mean for the Vikings’ offensive line? That’s hard to say. I’m sure some will argue that the Schwartz signing is the Vikings signaling they’re not sold on Matt Kalil. Only problem with that is, the Vikings ARE sold on Matt Kalil. The rest is bluffing and fan speculation. Schwartz being on the team doesn’t mean Charlie Johnson will be staying at left tackle. And certainly Schwartz himself will not be playing left tackle. Schwartz is here to add flavor to the right guard competition and maybe push Phil Loadholt at right tackle. If Matt Kalil isn’t playing left tackle for the Vikings in 2012, I will gladly wear a Remi Ayodele jersey every day for a month straight.
Wow. That’s quite a bold statement by me. I really hope the Vikings draft Matt Kalil now. A Remi Ayodele jersey? Where would I even GET one.