A little more than a year ago, I wrote an article entitled "Joey Browner To Announce Vikings' Second-Round Pick," as he had been invited to New York City to do just that, along with 31 other former NFL stars. However, as it turned out, the Vikings wound up not having a second-round pick last season. They wound up not having a third-round pick either, as they sent both of them to the New England Patriots in the deal that allowed them to move up and draft receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
So, let's try this again, shall we?
The National Football League announced today that, once again, 32 former National Football League stars would be announcing the second-round picks of their respective teams. Once again, the representative for the Minnesota Vikings is going to be former safety Joey Browner.
Browner was drafted with the 19th overall selection by the Vikings in the 1983 NFL Draft. He spent nine seasons with Minnesota (1983 to 1991) before finishing his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a three-time All-Pro for the Vikings, and made his way to the Pro Bowl six times during his years in purple. This past season, he was also inducted into the Minnesota Vikings' Ring of Honor for his achievements in Minnesota.
Will Mr. Browner get an opportunity to announce a pick for Minnesota this season, or will the league have to invite him back in 2015? I hope it's the former, but as we've seen from the Vikings the past couple of years, we can never be too sure.