Another impact veteran player has entered the already stacked group of 2020 free agents. Long-time Minnesota Vikings edge rusher Everson Griffen will be hitting the open market this offseason. According to reports, Everson Griffen told the Vikings he’s voiding the remainder of his contract. A player option in Griffen’s deal allows him to end his arrangements and be a free agent this offseason.
There is a chance that Minnesota and Griffen reach an agreement on a new deal. Everson has stated that he wants to stay in Minnesota. However, being on the open market and talking to other teams could change Everson’s mind. The 32-year-old is still performing at a high-level, so there should be a lot of teams interested in signing him. Everson Griffen is a new name for the New York Giants to keep an eye on in free agency.
Everson Griffen Stats & Highlights
Everson Griffen was drafted in the fourth round (100th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has spent all nine of his seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
Over those nine seasons, Griffen has been to four Pro Bowls, recorded 355 combined tackles, and totaled 74.5 sacks. Everson’s best season came in 2017 when he racked up a career-high 13 sacks to go along with 45 combined tackles and 3 forced fumbles.
In 2019, Griffen was not precisely the game-breaking pass-rusher that he has been for most of his career. Griffen recorded a respectable 8 sacks in 2019 with 41 combined tackles and 1 interception. He was given a Pro Football Focus grade of 77.6.
At 32-years-old, Everson Griffen would be a short-term signing. A one or two-year deal worth over $10 million will be handed to Everson. The Giants are likely to be looking for long-term building blocks, which might take Griffen out of the equation.
Everson Griffen’s speed to power vs. Terron Armstead pic.twitter.com/sWJmulb6cf
— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) May 16, 2018
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