Everson Griffen wants back with the Minnesota Vikings after a year-long hiatus. Even he knows it was a mistake to leave for the Dallas Cowboys.
Griffen hasn’t been the same since leaving Minneapolis. Despite signing a one-year deal and living out a goal of his to play in Dallas, Griffen regrets burning bridges on his way out of Minnesota.
“I never should’ve left the Vikings,” Griffen told Paul Allen of KFAN. “I f–kd up. What I tweeted was wrong.”
Griffen tweeted some harsh criticism of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on his way out the door, stating “Kirk Cousins is ass” and “ask (coach Mike) Zimmer if he wanted Kirk”. Those are not kind words directed towards the face of the team, and it’s tough to see him making amends this shortly after his departure.
Minnesota Vikings: Everson Griffen wants to return
Griffen had six sacks in 14 games last season. It’s not.a significant number, but given the relatively low price tag is would cost to bring him back to Minnesota, it’s worth exploring.
Allen, who originally reported Griffen’s desire to head back to the Vikings, claims it’s not as farfetched as we might think.
“He has people in his corner with the Minnesota Vikings, I feel comfortable in saying that,” Allen said. “And I would not rule out Everson Griffen joining the Vikings before the season, but I wouldn’t bet on it.”
From a pure football standpoint, signing Griffen makes sense for the Vikings defensive line. At the very worst, he’d be a solid rotational player. And Minnesota knows how to best employ his services.
Griffen owes Cousins — and others — a few apologies before any of that can happen, however.