Everson Griffen visited the Vikings team facilities on Thursday

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Everson Griffen
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Everson Griffen /

The former Minnesota Vikings defensive end is making it very obvious that he wants to return to his old team.

A few days ago, we wrote about former Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Everson Griffen appearing to express interest in returning to his old team in 2021 based on some of his actions on his social media accounts.

Since then, Griffen has only poured more gasoline into the fire of speculation by posting a video of him driving by U.S. Bank Stadium, and then on Thursday, he decided to take a visit to Minnesota’s TCO Performance Center.

It’s unclear why the former Vikings defensive end was at the team’s practice facility and he could’ve just been driving around the building. But his recent actions on social media have certainly drawn plenty of attention among Minnesota fans.

Everson Griffen seems to be on a mission to re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings

For the first 10 years of his NFL career, Griffen spent his time in the league as a member of the Vikings. This past season was his first not in a Minnesota uniform and it’s becoming very clear that he did not enjoy his time away from the Twin Cities.

But who can blame him? He called Minnesota his home for a decade and it’s become a place where his family enjoys to be. In 2020, he played for two losing teams in the middle of a pandemic and it probably made him realize that he should’ve done whatever he could have to remain with the Vikings.

Now with the 2020 season over, however, Griffen appears to be fully committed to getting back into Minnesota’s locker room when free agency begins in March.

The veteran pass rusher was a fan favorite during his time with the Vikings and his leadership is something that the team seemed to miss in 2020. Griffen shouldn’t be too pricey either since the contract he signed with the Dallas Cowboys last summer was only worth $6 million.

Minnesota probably wouldn’t bring him back to be a starter, but it doesn’t seem like Griffen would really care what his role would be as long he is able to suit up in purple and gold again in 2021.