With all of the moves that the Minnesota Vikings have made this offseason, much of the local gentry has still been clamoring for them to address the guard position. On Tuesday, those folks got their wish.
However, in this instance, it’s important to remember the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for.”
Numerous sources are reporting that the Vikings have re-signed Dakota Dozier, last year’s starter at left guard, to a one-year deal.
Dozier started all 16 games for the Vikings at left guard last season and was. . .well, not great, Bob. He was consistently among the lowest-graded Vikings by Pro Football Focus each week (however much stock you want to put into such things), and generally just looked pretty bad for the most part.
While the financial particulars of Dozier’s deal have not been made readily available, I think we can assume that it’s a pretty low-money deal and that (hopefully) the starting left guard spot will be up for grabs in 2021 between Dozier and another free agent signing and/or some draft picks from this April’s selection meeting.
I’m not going to tell everyone to get excited about this, because it’s not really a hell of a lot to get excited about. But, for better or worse, Dakota Dozier is back with the purple for now.