Retired center JC Tretter claims Vikings ‘never returned our call’

(Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) J.C. Tretter
(Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) J.C. Tretter /

A recent article from NFLPA president and retired center JC Tretter claims the Minnesota Vikings didn’t have interest in signing him.

Drama isn’t anything new to fans of the Minnesota Vikings. Over the course of franchise history, there has been plenty of things to raise an eyebrow or cast a strange light on the franchise to distract from football.

The most recent drama comes from an article shared by Sports Illustrated where recently retired NFL center JC Tretter made a claim related to potentially joining the purple and gold for the 2022 season that made the team look somewhat bad.

The claim by Tretter is that his people contacted the Vikings about joining the roster and received no response whatsoever.

"“Tretter says, none of the seven teams that his camp contacted reciprocated his interest. “Minnesota never returned our call.”"

The Minnesota Vikings deny this claim by Tretter.

Considering how there is still an active competition at center due to disappointing play by Garrett Bradbury during training camp and the preseason, it is a bit strange that the Vikings would get a call from JC Tretter and not at least look into the situation.

Although Tretter is dealing with constant knee issues that required draining through the end of his tenure with the Browns, Minnesota still would have been wise to bring him in for a physical to see if he could be the answer to their issue in the middle of the offensive line.

It didn’t take long for the team to reply to Tretter’s claim. Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune shared a statement from Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell about the situation on Twitter.

This means someone is fabricating the story. Either Tretter’s camp failed to reach out to the Minnesota Vikings or O’Connell is incorrect about his knowledge of the center’s people reaching out to the team. Either way, there will likely be more drama stemming from this story coming soon.

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