Hock’s Take: Top Five Stories Thus Far in the Vikings’ Off-Season

March 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

1. LaDainian Tomlinson Doesn’t Sign

Tomlinson left Minnesota without a deal, and is off to visit the Jets. I still think that he’ll sign with the Vikings after testing the market.

I don’t have to explain why this would a big deal for both parties, but it’s a great fit for the Vikings. A Hall of Fame-caliber running back capable of mentoring Adrian Peterson through a difficult stretch in his career, plus a fantastic screen and draw option on third downs.

The Vikings' big free agent signings have been hit or miss the past few seasons, and honestly they’re pretty happy they missed on a few last year (I don’t think T.J. Houshmandzadeh would have helped as much as Percy Harvin), but call me cautiously optimistic about the possibility of singing LT.

The question now, of course, is how his ego would take to being the second banana. Tomlinson has said all the right things, but the cure for that is winning, and with Tomlin...

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