4 reasons why the Vikings should sign CB Logan Ryan

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Why should the Minnesota Vikings try to sign free-agent corner Logan Ryan?

Since Mike Zimmer was hired to be the team’s head coach in 2014, the Minnesota Vikings defensive secondary has ranked seventh (2014), 12th (2015), third (2016), second (2017), third (2018), and15th (2019) in terms of passing yards allowed.

Although the Vikings defense remained the fifth-best team in the NFL via points allowed last year, their passing defense became abnormally penetrable. Granted some teams would kill for the league’s 15th-best passing defense, but Minnesota is not one of them.

Zimmer has a background of working successfully with secondaries in his coaching stops with the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, and of course, the Vikings.

Minnesota’s passing-yards-allowed ranking last season was the lowest a Zimmer-led defense has finished with during the last 13 years.

Few coaches in the business have a heavy history of being defensive back whisperers, but Zimmer does have this asset at his disposal. The Vikings secondary, with a full redesign, will look to reclaim their superiority in about six weeks.

Interestingly, former Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan is still a is a free agent that remains unsigned. Much like former Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, the mystery is aplenty as to why both men are still on the open market.

Ryan has played in the NFL for seven seasons and he is highly regarded by his peers. Last week, he was ranked the 60th-best player in this year’s NFL’s Top 100 countdown.

It would be an opportune idea for the Vikings to inquire about the price tag for Ryan’s services, so let’s look at a few reasons why.