Ryan would erase any concerns about the Vikings secondary
Due to the turnover of secondary personnel this offseason, Vikings loyalists are admittedly a bit nervous about the new bunch of corners this year.
Minnesota severed ties with veterans Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, and Mackensie Alexander this offseason. Oddly, two of those departed players happen to be ones the same loyalists complained about for much of the 2019 season. We call that a paradox.
For Mike Zimmer, this is the first time he has reinvented the defensive secondary while in Minnesota.
The Vikings have two rookie cornerbacks in Jeff Gladney and Cameron Dantzler who are hypothesized to see immediate playing time. 23-year-old Mike Hughes will be one of the few familiar and trustworthy holdovers from last year’s roster, so the expectations for him have been raised.
If Minnesota landed Logan Ryan, all secondary concerns would be vanquished. Ryan would add instant experience and credibility to the cornerback room.
Ryan and Hughes would potentially fill the CB1 and CB2 roles for the Vikings which would give Gladney and Dantzler some more time to develop. Not to mention, it would also take a ton of pressure off the youngsters.
Right now, we think the current batch of Minnesota’s cornerbacks will be better than last season’s group because warm-bodied professionals cannot get much worse than 2019. Signing Ryan would seemingly guarantee improvement.