Prior to becoming a free agent in 2017, cornerback Terence Newman took a little bit of time before deciding that he was coming back for one more season to make a run at a Super Bowl title. Having come up short this year, it appears that he’s coming back for one more “one more” season.
Terence Newman says on KFAN that he intends to play next season and go after a Super Bowl.— Sam Ekstrom (@SamEkstrom) February 1, 2018
Newman, who will be 40 years old when next season begins, will be one of the two oldest defensive players in the NFL if he comes back, along with current New England Patriots’ linebacker James Harrison. He has played for the Vikings since 2015 when the team signed him as a free agent, and has been a very solid player at a couple of different spots in the secondary.
If Newman is coming back, I can’t imagine him signing with anyone but the Vikings. He has an affinity for Mike Zimmer and probably doesn’t want to go out and learn an entirely new system at this point in his career. Plus, if he’s coming back to go after a championship, the Vikings are certainly going to be in a position to at least be competitive for it next season.
Do you think retaining Terence Newman is a good move for the Vikings?