Grading the Vikings Re-Signing of Charlie Johnson

Career Stats: 8 Years in league | 101 Games Started

By the reaction on Twitter this isn’t one of the more popular re-signings of the Vikings offseason. Johnson has been a starter ever since joining the Vikings in 2011 playing both offensive tackle and guard. The big man from Oklahoma St. has had his ups and downs during his NFL career and is looked at best as an average guard. The past few years he has been very inconsistent and at times a liability. Look for this 2 year deal to be geared more towards depth than retaining him as the starting left guard.

The Vikings will most likely still add some free agent help along the line and have been linked to a few free agents like Daryn Colledge and Vlad Ducasse. Also remember they spent a 6th round pick on Jeff Baca and he could be pushing for a starting job in 2014.

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The investment of 2 years and 5 million that Johnson got is pretty fair, but my thinking is they could of brought someone else younger in for that kind of money with the same or even more talent. Worst case Johnson sits on the bench and offers some quality depth.

Overall Grade of the Signing of Charlie Johnson: D

Author: Matt Falk

Self-confessed NFL Draft and Minnesota Viking addict and founder of DraftSeason.com. Nothing better than predicting each teams and players fate come April. For more, follow me @matt_falk.

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  1. Worst guard in the league over paid at any price. I like the other signings
    young players locked up for 5 years. Should have did that here.

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