Why we shouldn’t expect Everson Griffen to re-join Vikings anytime soon

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Everson Griffen
(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Everson Griffen /

Everson Griffen apparently wants to return to the Minnesota Vikings this year, but it’s hard to imagine the team bringing him back.

Shortly after his first season away from the Minnesota Vikings came to a close, Everson Griffen spent a morning posting a set of tweets in which he referred to Kirk Cousins as “ass” and stated that people should ask Mike Zimmer if he wanted the team to sign the quarterback in 2018.

Unsurprisingly, Griffen eventually deleted those tweets and apologized for what he posted about Cousins.

However, whatever chance the veteran defensive end thought he had of returning to the Vikings this year pretty much went out the door as soon as he hit send on his original tweets about the team’s starting quarterback.

Everson Griffen returning to the Minnesota Vikings doesn’t seem likely

Throughout the current offseason, some have thought about the possibility of Minnesota bringing Griffen back for another run in 2021 after he spent last year with the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.

But the Vikings don’t really have any reason to re-sign their former defensive end, especially after his public criticism of Cousins in January.

Some might not think Griffen’s tweets are anything to worry about. But Minnesota is not looking to add any unnecessary controversy to their locker room this year.

The Vikings don’t even really have any room on their roster for the former defensive end anyways.  Minnesota just sorted things out with Danielle Hunter, they selected two defensive ends in this year’s NFL Draft, they re-signed Stephen Weatherly, and D.J. Wonnum will be looking to make another jump in his development during his second year with the team.

Some might believe that Griffen would be a better option for the Vikings to have next season instead of Weatherly. A convincing argument for this can be made, but Weatherly also didn’t use his Twitter account to criticize Minnesota’s starting quarterback earlier this year.

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Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen recently shared that Griffen “desperately,” wants to return to Minnesota for the 2021 season. Unfortunately for the veteran pass rusher though, the Vikings aren’t desperate enough to add him back to their roster anytime soon.