Sign free agent Jarius Wright
This particular option is sensible for a couple of palpable reasons. First, Jarius Wright is homeless in terms of professional football employment. The Carolina Panthers declined to pick up the 2020 option on Wright’s contract, so the man needs a new team.
If Wright was to interview with the Vikings, his candidacy would be rather transparent. He spent six years in Minnesota from 2012 to 2017 and he had a propensity for crucial catches–especially on third down.
During his six-year stint with the Vikings, he pulled down 153 catches for 2,039 yards. In both metrics, this was third-best on the team in those seasons. Wright knows Minnesota and they are familiar with him.
His role was diminished in his final two seasons with the Vikings as they tried (emphasis on the try) to foster the development of youngster Laquon Treadwell. It didn’t really work. The team also auditioned veteran pass-catcher Michael Floyd, but that was also a failure.
Hypothetically, Wright would have his first go-round with quarterback Kirk Cousins. This could be lucrative for the veteran receiver and the enterprise if the team was open to the concept.