If the Vikings are looking to fill a hole at the safety position, there's a report coming in from a familiar source that says they're going to be pursuing one of the best available in this free agency period.
Our very own Arif Hasan is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings will be pursuing former Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore in free agency. According to the report, he is expected to command somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million/year, which the Vikings can handle. . .and probably a good figure with an extension for Harrison Smith looming on the horizon in the very near future.
Unfortunately for Moore, he's probably best known right now as being the guy that got beaten by Joe Flacco and Jacoby Jones in the playoffs a few years ago when the Broncos had a big lead and the Baltimore Ravens came back to win that game and, ultimately, win the Super Bowl. But Moore is just 25 years old, and Pro Football Focus has him rated behind only Devin McCourty on this year's list of available free agent safeties. With McCourty possibly angling for a deal that could make him the NFL's highest-paid safety, $5 million a year for a 25-year old difference maker seems downright reasonable.
Moore was a second-round pick of the Broncos (#45 overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft, and has played his entire career in Denver so far.
Moore would be a great get for the Vikings, in my opinion, as he and Smith would immediately become one of the NFL's top safety duos. The Vikings could then focus on other needs on the defensive side of the ball in the rest of free agency and the draft, without breaking the bank to do it.
What say you, ladies and gentlemen?