The NFL offseason is here and the Minnesota Vikings are starting to do their homework on potential free agents they can bring in to upgrade all areas of the roster. New head coach Mike Zimmer will likely pay particular attention to the defensive side of the ball, as there is a range of players both young and old hitting the market this March.
One such player is former Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas. After being cut by the Lions this week, it appears Delmas is going to test his luck on the market before revisiting the idea of re-joining Detroit and such journey could lead him to Minnesota.
They have Jamarca Sanford and Andrew Sendejo under contract, and while neither of those players are elite safeties, the Vikings would have to decide if Delmas is a big enough upgrade over either one to merit an open market-type deal. I still think Harrison Smith is going to be a star in the league if he can stay healthy, so improvement in the secondary could come from his progression and finding another corner (well, probably two) to pair with Xavier Rhodes. But Delmas could be worth a look.
There’s no guarantee that the Vikings will go after Delmas in the offseason, but the chances of them at least kicking the tires seems to be likely.