Predicting how former Vikings will do with their new teams in 2019

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Latavius Murray
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Latavius Murray /
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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Aldrick Robinson
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Aldrick Robinson /

Aldrick Robinson – WR (Carolina Panthers)

Aldrick Robinson was another one of those free agents that seemed like a lock would be re-signed by the Vikings. He wasn’t going to have a hot market and could be had cheap. But more important than that, he formed a nice rapport with Kirk Cousins.

The Vikings instead seem to have settled on a youth movement at wide receiver, with some of their younger guys from a season ago and their rookies. Robinson recently agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers after not being offered a deal by the Purple.

The Panthers don’t have a talent-rich receiving corps as it’s filled with guys who still have plenty to prove. That being said, Robinson would be battling to be the fifth receiver on that team as it’s unlikely he’d beat out Chris Hogan, Jarius Wright, Torrey Smith, or Curtis Samuel as the fourth option.

Prediction: Gets cut at the end of the preseason

Mike Remmers – OT (New York Giants)

Mike Remmers wasn’t very good a season ago for the Vikings. They played him at guard and he really seemed out of place and was beaten by bigger and quicker defensive tackles. His sub-par play was a major reason why Kirk Cousins was under so much duress.

The Vikings kicked around the idea of re-signing Remmers and moving him to back tackle full-time. They ended up deciding not to pay him and he found a new home in New York.

There isn’t a lot of competition for Remmers with the Giants. Chad Wheeler is the biggest threat to his playing time, but Remmers should win the job outright.

Prediction: 16 starts

George Iloka – S (Dallas Cowboys)

A lot of Vikings fans were stoked when the team signed George Iloka during the 2018 preseason. They were equally as heartbroken when the Vikings forgot to play him during the regular season.

Iloka was used on special teams and spot duty on defense with the Vikings. He became disgruntled and found a new team for the 2019 season.

He should earn a backup job with the Cowboys. He’ll be the primary back up to Xavier Woods and he may find himself on the field in certain packages. His best chance for playing time would be with an injury to Woods but no Cowboys fan wants to see that happen.


  • 16 games, 4 starts
  • 23 Tackles, 0 Interceptions, 0 sacks