5 offseason decisions the Vikings should already be thinking about

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Mike Remmers - Minnesota Vikings
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Mike Remmers /

Cutting Mike Remmers

Two years ago, the Vikings went out to try and improve a dismal offensive line. Minnesota ended up signing offensive tackles Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers in free agency.

In 2019, the Vikings have the option to get out of both players’ contracts a few years early. It would cost Minnesota $6.6 million to cut Reiff this offseason and only $1.8 million to say goodbye to Remmers.

Based on the way Remmers has performed this season, this seems to be the most likely of the two options the Vikings would take.

For some reason, Minnesota thought it would be a good idea to switch the veteran offensive lineman from tackle to guard this year. Remmers had previously spent his entire NFL career as an offensive tackle before 2018.

Well, the experiment has failed miserably.

No Vikings offensive lineman has allowed more pressures (35) or sacks (five) than Remmers this season. Only two guards in the NFL have allowed their quarterback to be pressured more than the Minnesota blocker has this year.

With a cap hit of over $6 million in 2019, Remmers’ time as a member of the Vikings will likely be over at the end of this season.