One of the big things on the agenda for the Minnesota Vikings this offseason is to address their pass rush. . .or their complete lack thereof in 2020. It appears that they’ve taken a step towards doing that.
On his Instagram page this morning, defensive end Stephen Weatherly posted that he is coming “Back to the Twin Cities for Round 2.”
Weatherly was a seventh-round pick of the Vikings in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt. He spent his first four seasons in Minnesota, playing mostly as a backup, though he did get a handful of starts in 2018 while Everson Griffen was away from the team. After the 2019 season, he signed on with the Carolina Panthers. He started and played in nine games for Carolina in 2020, and the Panthers let him go just a few days ago.
During his time in Minnesota, Weatherly started seven games, collecting six sacks.
The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet, but I can’t imagine that it would be an incredibly expensive deal for the Vikings, particularly given the cap situation that the team currently finds itself in. Once we have the details on it, we will bring them to you.
Are you excited about Stephen Weatherly coming back to Minnesota, folks?