What did we learn from the Minnesota Vikings not making a deal before the deadline?
After their loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6, rumors were flying all over the place that the Minnesota Vikings were going to basically have a fire sale as far as their players go. Many assumed the team was in full tank mode and that no player on the Vikings roster was safe unless they were taken in last April’s draft.
Minnesota gave up on Yannick Ngakoue, who they had only acquired a few weeks prior back in August. That was seen as the first domino to fall and it was thought that Vikings general manager Rick Spielman would be making many more deals.
Rumors were flying that players like Adam Thielen, Riley Reiff, Kyle Rudolph, and even Harrison Smith could, and would likely, get dealt. That didn’t happen and the Ngakoue trade turned out to be the only deal the team made before this season’s deadline.
There are a handful of things we can take away from Minnesota not making a deal before the deadline. What are some of the biggest takeaways from the Vikings’ lack of trades?