4 worst decisions Kwesi Adofo-Mensah made in year one as Vikings GM
By Nik Edlund
Trading With Packers
Kwesi made it clear he isn’t afraid to trade within the division. He did it in round one with the Lions and he did it again with the Packers allowing them to take Christian Watson.
Sure, there was a ballsy aspect of this trade as Adofo-Mensah said, “Yes, we will have to face that player twice a year but they will also have to face us.” There’s truth to that but you never want to allow your division rival to get their hands on a special talent. The jury is still out on Watson but all signs point to him being a very good player in the league and one who could give the Vikings fits for years.
Watson overcame a slow start to finish his rookie year with 41 catches for 611 yards and seven touchdowns. He proved he wasn’t just a straight-line speed guy as his route running improved over the season. He also showed the ability to go up and high-point the football winning more than his fair share of contested catches.
The Vikings turned the picks they received into Andrew Booth Jr. and Ed Ingram. Booth missed the majority of the season with injuries, and Ingram started every game but really struggled in pass protection and never improved. Time will ultimately tell if this will end up being a good trade for the Vikings or not, but why even take the chance to give your hated rival a dangerous offensive playmaker?