Vikings should be able to afford Ryan’s alleged price tag
The cost for Logan Ryan’s services is rumored to be upward of $10 million. The longer he’s unemployed, conventional logic suggests he gets closer to the bottom floor of his request range. And, with the future of the salary cap uncertain because of the impact from the current COVID-19 pandemic, general managers around the league probably aren’t in a hurry to hand out money.
The Vikings have around $14 million in cap space at the moment. There is no clear-cut theory as to what the team wishes to do with it.
Minnesota could re-sign Everson Griffen, throw it all at a Jadeveon Clowney-type, or upgrade at an offensive line position. If none of these choices are on the team’s radar, a contract for Ryan could work.
The Vikings could probably discuss a deal with the free-agent corner that is either short-term or longterm. Ryan is 29-years-old, so this is not a player finishing out his career just yet.