After wide receiver Rodney Adams signed his rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the first member of Minnesota’s draft class to do so, there was word on the Twitter machine that Adams had “gone rogue” to sign his deal and that the NFLPA still wasn’t happy with the language in the contracts.
Well, now it appears that the whole going rogue thing might be catching on in the land of the purple.
The Vikings have reported that defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo became the second member of the team’s 2017 draft class to sign his rookie contract.
(And I’m happy to report that I can now spell Ifeadi Odenigbo without having to Google it again first or copy/pasting it. Moving right along.)
Odenigbo was the Big Ten Conference leader in quarterback sacks in 2016 with 10.0, and racked up 23.5 of them during his career at Northwestern. He was the second of the Vikings four selections in the seventh round of the draft, being selected at #220 overall.
So now two members of the Vikings draft class have put pen to paper. It will be interesting to see if this continues to become a trend in the immediate future or if the NFLPA attempts to make more noise in an effort to stop it.