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2019 NFL Free Agency: Ndamukong Suh Sets The Vikings Rumor Mill On Fire

One tweet by a prominent NFL player at this point of the season and the Internet broke

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With NFL Free Agency beginning in a few days, the Minnesota Vikings have a lot of decisions to make with several key players. Among them is DT Sheldon Richardson, who will be an unrestricted free agent. He played well in his one year ‘prove it’ deal with the Vikings in 2018, and there seemed to be a fair amount of interest by both sides in bringing him back.

But is there another guy the Vikings might have their eye on instead of Richardson?

This was tweeted by Suh himself yesterday, accompanied by another tweet that showed him in an airplane at altitude with a picture of a lot of snow below him. Of course, NFL and Vikings Twitter blew up over it, as it could mean nothing, something, or everything. The possibilities include:

  1. He’s just going on vacation, somewhere cold.
  2. He really is going to the Arctic, like on a USO tour or something.
  3. Literally nothing.
  4. He’s giving us a clue as to where he will sign in free agency. And since there’s no NFL Franchise in Antarctica (yet)...

I’m normally not one to post tweets like this, but when it comes from the player himself, and it causes the stir this has, well, let’s address it. For one, I’d be stunned if the Vikings favor Suh over Richardson, assuming both are close in money. Suh isn’t the dominant player he once was, but he’ll still command a pretty penny on the open market, and I don’t think it’s a price the Vikings can match.

You could say the same for Richardson too, I suppose, but he knows what to expect coming back to the Vikings, he said he wants to be back, and I would guess there’s a familiarity there that gives Minnesota a bit of an advantage.

I would guess that this is nothing more than Ndamukong Suh having some fun on social media, and it’s no indication as to where he’ll sign when NFL free agency opens. Which means the chances of him signing with the Vikings now are about the same as they were before this tweet hit the streets.

And that would be about a smidge above zero percent.