Should the Vikings go after Eric Decker?

The easy answer is ``No.’’

The Vikings have Diggs and Thielen as starters, want Laquon Treadwell to become their No. 3 starter and have Michael Floyd as depth and a deep threat.

Here’s what we should remember:

With this same cast of receivers in place, Vikings GM Rick Spielman went after Alshon Jeffery in free agency.

Decker is an excellent receiver who produces touchdowns. He would give the Vikings more depth and quality at receiver, and he would lessen the necessity to force-feed Treadwell into the lineup.

Remember, the Vikings went 8-8 last year with no offensive line, no running game and two excruciatingly close losses to Detroit.

They’re certainly not far from being a playoff team, and they may not be far from having a chance to win the NFC. Decker, the former University of Minnesota star, would improve their chances.


I got to know Katie Johnson before and during the Rio Olympics. She played on the USA squad as Rugby 7s returning to the Olympics.

I also got to know Dan Johnson, her father and the patriarch of Hopkins rugby, who is quick to buy a beer or wear a strange costume at rugby events.

Dan is the head coach and Katie an assistant on the Hopkins high school teams. Last weekend, the Hopkins girls won state in Fifteens and Sevens categories, finishing their seasons undefeated.

It marked the Hopkins’ girls’ first state title in rugby since 1999.


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