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Vikings Resign Brett Jones

Vikings Resign Brett Jones

By: Preet Shah
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On April 1st the Minnesota Vikings announced that they had reached a deal to bring back backup center Brett Jones. The deal is reported to be for one year and can pay out as much as 1.5 million dollars in incentives. This deal comes just season after the Vikings gave up their given seventh-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL draft to acquire him.This signing, if nothing else, is a great move to provide depth along the offensive line.
The significance of this signing might be understated, but it is especially valuable due to the fact that Cornelius Edison, the Vikings third string center last year, no longer has practice squad eligibility. This gives the Vikings some options and could see a potential position battle in training camp for the backup center role.

Jones also provides depth at Guard, a position which is especially thin, even after the signing of Josh Kline. Jones is a great fit in the Zone scheme the Vikings plan on running next year, with his mobility and how he is able to provide blocks downfield. Jones last year filled in admirably at the start of last season when Pat Elflein was still recovering from his shoulder surgery.
Though I don’t see Jones starting along the offensive line, I do believe that he is a good backup and can fill in adequately in either guard position and at center when he is called upon.