So Sad : Miami Dolphins Key player Will Not Play Again…..

So Sad : Miami Dolphins Key player Will Not Play Again…..

The Minnesota Vikings are in dire straights on the defensive front, but fortunately for the Vikings, Miami Dolphins star Christian Wilkins is more than willing to land in Minnesota.

KPRC’s Aaron Wilson reported on March 10 that the Vikings have “strong and mutual interest” in Wilkins, one of the top defensive interior linemen available come the start of free agency on Wednesday, March 13.

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“Extremely rich market expected for #Dolphins free agent Christian Wilkins. Among the multiple teams expected to have strong and mutual interest in Wilkins, who has 20 1/2 career sacks, including career-high nine last season, #Texans and #Vikings, per league sources,” Wilson posted on X (formerly Twitter)

The Athletic’s Alec Lewis reported that Wilkins is a “top priority” for the Vikings when the legal tampering window opens at 11 a.m. CT Monday, March 11.

Wilkins could fill that void left by Joseph and be a renaissance man for a Vikings fan base that has watched the likes of Alan Page, John Randle and the Williams brothers dominate on the defensive front.

However, defensive interior line has become a premier position on defense given the top interior defenders proving to be stout against the run and some of the league’s most dominant pass rushers.

Kansas City Chiefs star Chris Jones just became the highest-paid defensive tackle in the league, securing a five-year deal where the first three years guarantee $95 million while Justin Madubuike agreed to a four-year, $98 million contract with $75.5 million in guarantees with the Baltimore Ravens.

Wilkins is no exception to what it might take to land a dominant man in the middle after he posted 58 pressures and 10 sacks last season.

“Wilkins is as good a run defender as any interior defensive lineman in the NFL,” PFF’s free-agency report reads, which projects Wilkins to garner a four-year, $100 million deal with a $25 million average annual value after “setting career highs in every pass-rushing category this season, including pass-rush win rate, pressure rate, sacks, quarterback hits and pressures.”

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