Timmy Jernigan is going to be a relatively cheap option for the Vikings to consider given his long history of injury problems.
The former second-round pick out of Florida State has the potential to be one of the best players at the position in the NFL. But what has hampered him recently is his inability to put a consistent run of games together due to various ailments.
This will put any potential suitors off from giving Jernigan a long-term deal and he made just over $1.5 million with the Philadelphia Eagles. What he does have going for him is that he is a hugely impactful defensive presence on the interior when he actually is on the field.
Providing Jernigan can rid himself of the injury struggles that have hindered him during his last two seasons, he has the potential to be a real help for an organization that eventually picks him up.
Minnesota will do plenty of due diligence regarding Jernigan’s medical history and make a decision accordingly if they have any interest in him. Ultimately, the Vikings will have to decide if gambling on Jernigan’s fitness in 2020 is worth the risk.