Vikes, Packers Start Free Agency On The Sidelines
While many NFL teams started the league’s annual free agency with some big moves, both the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers remained quiet on Tuesday. The biggest news for either team is that Green Bay may be looking for a new backup quarterback soon. Matt Flynn has shown himself to be a capable NFL QB in the few times he’s stepped in for Aaron Rodgers. Flynn has had meetings so far with Browns and Dolphins, but it appears Miami is the more likely destination for a reunion with former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, who’s now Miami’s coach.
As for the Vikings, free agent WR was thought to be a possibility, but with Pierre Garcon signing a big deal in Washington, Vincent Jackson getting paid heavy by Tampa Bay, Reggie Wayne resigning in Indy, and Brandon Lloyd heavily rumored to go to New England, it’s looking more likely that Minnesota will have to address that need in the draft. The Vikings did resign defensive lineman Letroy Guion yesterday, but that’s not going to excite the fanbase.
Meanwhile, the NFC North got a bit tougher with Chicago opting to land it’s first quality #1 receiver in a very long time: the Bears gave Miami two third round picks for Brandon Marshall, who has quite a rapport with Jay Cutler dating back to their Denver days.