The 2020 NFL season marked the first time in the career of defensive end Everson Griffen that he was not a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Judging from recent events, it appears that he missed us.
Over the past few days, Griffen has gone on a bit of a re-tweeting spree of tweets imploring him to return to Minnesota for the 2021 season. One of his own tweets shows this:
If you want it, go get it!!!!! pic.twitter.com/oQKjGsWTHj— Everson Griffen (@EversonGriffen) January 5, 2021
That’s Griffen shaking Mike Zimmer’s hand following the Week 17 game in Detroit with the caption “If you want it, go get it.”
Griffen was drafted by the Vikings in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and spent his first 10 seasons in the league wearing purple. Before the start of camp last year, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys, and was then traded to the Lions during the season.
While Griffen isn’t exactly a spring chicken anymore, you’d have to believe that he could add at least a little bit of juice to a pass rush that was downright anemic in 2020. The Vikings had just 23 sacks as a team in 2020, and their team leader in sacks was Yannick Ngakoue, a player that the Vikings traded away after Week 6. At this point in his career, Griffen might be more of a situational pass rusher, but he could still get plenty of opportunities with the Vikings.
What do you think about a potential Minnesota Vikings reunion with Everson Griffen, folks?