|89- JOHN CARLSON|
Friday May 31st marks 100 days until the start of the Vikings season and on this day I will take a look at tight end, John Carlson today. I believe he is due for a better 2nd season after a forgettable 1st year campaign wearing the purple. It is my hope he will show Vikings fans why the tem team thought so highly of him to give him the big bucks.
John came to Minnesota as a free agent signing 5 years for 25 million. He is 6’5 “and weighs 248. He was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and attended Litchfield High School and then onto college at Notre Dame.
I was so excited when we signed him in the 2012 off season and excited to see him live in Mankato at Training Camp. He got injured in camp and after that just seemed to have a bad luck year.
In 2012 he had career lows in number of receptions, yardage and touchdowns. John renegotiated his contract after the season and will make a little less this season. I am so glad the Vikings are giving him more time.
My heart tells me John will have a strong season and become a great asset along with Kyle Rudolph at the tight end position. They are both tall making great targets for Christian Ponder.
John, a veteran player along with being born in Minnesota, playing high school football in Minnesota and now plays for the Vikings. How can you not pull for a local guy to make it big?
As many players as I met through the years in Mankato John came across as first class act as he took time to talk to fans and take pictures with fans along with signing for them as well.
Good Luck John in year 2, may you have a breakout season.
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