The Minnesota Vikings could be looking to beef up their defensive front even more with a report surfacing of the team reaching out to three-time first-team All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
At first, the Las Vegas Raiders seemed to be the runaway favorites to land the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, but the Vikings are seemingly a surprise team that have suddenly emerged as a potential suitor, per Tyler Dragon of USA TODAY.
Not only have the Vikings reached out to Suh, but according to Dragon, the team has had multiple conversations with him. So it would seem like there’s serious interest there to potentially get a deal done.
Granted, it’s a two-way street, and there’s no certainty how close Minnesota is in comparison to Las Vegas on a contract coming together.
There is mutual interest between the Raiders and Ndamukong Suh, per a source. Another team to keep an eye on is the Vikings. The Raiders and Vikings have both had multiple conversations with the free-agent DT.
— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) June 21, 2022
Even at 35 years old. Suh has still proven himself to be a productive player. He accumulated 27 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery last season with the Bucs.
The Vikings showing interest in him is proof that first-year general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is acting with a real sense of urgency in what is being dubbed as a win-now season.
Suh working in with Dalvin Tomlinson and Harrison Phillips is a terrifying possibility for opposing offenses that will already have to deal with Danielle Hunter and Za’Darius Smith on the edges.
It would also be a step in the right direction for a team desperately looking to regain defensive relevance.