In the end, the former Washington Redskins star ended up signing for the Vikings on a three-year, $84 million fully guaranteed deal, making him the highest paid player in National Football League history. But maybe not Minnesota Vikings fans.
"To have a quality backup that if, knock on wood, if he had to step in", Spielman said, "we feel very confident he could come in and play for us and keep us in the right direction". The people who are making the big decisions and are steering the culture of your building and of your team. "Just can't wait to get started, get to know my teammates, and get to work". The Vikings had a different primary starting quarterback each of the last three seasons and were seeking a guy to thrive in the role long-term.
The Vikings are apparently going to begin the 2018-19 season where they left off.
Dallas was chosen to play in the opening game back in 2012, after the New York Giants were coming off of their fourth Super Bowl championship.
This time around, the Vikings could open the season on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of a game the Eagles won 38-7 before winning the Super Bowl two weeks later against the New England Patriots.