Where will Everson Griffin End Up in Free Agency? Will He Stay in the NFC North?

Everson Griffin age 32, has plenty of teams eyeing up him up for the defensive end position. The veteran had a very successful and dominant career with the Minnesota Vikings, but was forced to part ways with his former team due to possible salary cap reasons. Over the past 11 seasons, Griffin had a combined 74.5 sacks and 247 tackles: this makes him one of the NFL’s best defensive lineman in free agency. He brings a contagious energy to the field and is known for being a very vocal leader in the locker room. Griffin shows promise that he can reignite a defense with a team that is willing to bid on him and so far lots of teams have shown interest in the veteran. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwPZENzHINU

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Although he had some mental health struggles in 2018, Griffin recovered and should expect lots of teams trying to sign him in the coming months. So far, the teams showing interest in Griffin are; Seahawks, Cowboys, Texans, an Vikings. There are rumors of Seahawks and Griffin closing in on a deal, but so far no signature making this official.https://www.nbcsports.com/northwest/seattle-seahawks/reason-everson-griffen-hasnt-been-signed-yet

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If Minnesota were able to work out enough cap space, I wouldn’t be surprised seeing Griffin go back to his former Vikings team. Before free agency, Griffin expressed his interest in coming back to Minnesota, but after not being resigned he was quoted saying “they want to spend their money somewhere else.” That being said, time cures all wounds and I could still see Griffin wearing the purple and gold jersey on Sundays again. Griffin’s close relationship with coach Zimmer, who has been by Griffin’s side since the start, is an extra push to potentially work something out. Of all the teams currently interested in Griffin, I think the best fit for his abilities would still be with the Vikings

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Next best choice for Griffen would be the Seahawks under coach Pete Carroll. Undoubtably, this would be an adjustment for Griffen to figure out how they do things in the northwest. The Vikings scheme is something he is comfortable with and had a lot of success in over the years. We will see where he decides to go, but for now please comment below on where you think Everson Griffon will end up signing. Will he take the big paycheck from one of these teams desperately needing a leader on their defense or will he heading home to Minnesota to finish his football career?

Thanks for reading.

Published by Craig Shea

Sports Fanatic of the NFL, Journalist, and Blogger.

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