Just a few days after bringing in the Brinks truck for Xavier Rhodes, the Vikings had to order another one for Linval Joseph. Joseph is a top tier interior player in the NFL and the Vikings retained his services for 4 more years. Joseph joins Rhodes and defensive end Everson Griffen in the Minnesota extensions club.
Mike Zimmer is quoted as saying that Joseph is the best nose tackle he’s ever been around. Joseph at 6’4″ 330 pounds is not only one of the leagues best run stuffers, but is also athletic enough to get after the passer. Joseph tallied 4 sacks last year, which is great production from an interior guy
The Vikings are ensuring that their defense will not only be good, but good for a while.
Travis Swanson better start hitting the bench press.