Minnesota Vikings cornerback Akayleb Evans became the eighth rookie from the team’s 2022 draft course to indication his contract, and the 23-calendar year-old is evidently a scholar of Vikings record.
Two Vikings rookies, Andrew Booth and Ed Ingram, have not yet signed their rookie contracts.
But Evans did, and his Vikings-relevant thoughts are presently quite extraordinary. Evans is vocal on social media and took to Twitter this week to share a few of his Vikings viewpoints.
To start with, Professional Football Community tweeted a picture to followers of the Vikings symbol and asked “which participant comes to mind” when looking at the logo. For Evans, that was Adrian Peterson, who played for Minnesota from 2007 to 2016.
Peterson was a Vikings stalwart for 10 seasons, nearly singlehandedly trying to keep the franchise afloat for the duration of some dark stretches. He’s nevertheless a component of the NFL at age 37, but retirement could be formally announced at any moment. Peterson is the NFL’s fifth-main rusher of all time, needing 352 yards to go Barry Sanders for fourth put.
But Evans did not prevent there.
The Missouri alumnus opined on a in the same way-themed tweet, this time with PFN asking supporters who they feel of when looking at the Green Bay Packers logo. Spoken like a genuine Vikings fan, Evans retweeted the publish with a image of Randy Moss fake-mooning Packers lovers in 2005.
Minnesota knocked off Inexperienced Bay in the 2004 playoffs just after the Vikings concluded 8-8 in the common season. The Vikings were being six-stage underdogs but nevertheless spanked the Packers at their home 31-17 on January 9, 2005. Moss caught a recreation-changing landing pass and pretended to show his buttocks to followers, a tease to Environmentally friendly Bay devoted as Packers followers frequently mooned opposing gamers as they departed the stadium by means of bus.
Moss was fined $10,000 for the celebration.
Evans grew up in Texas, so it is unclear if he was a Vikings admirer as a youngster. Peterson is from Texas, too, and there may be a connection there for fandom.
Evans will contend for a work at Vikings education camp in less than a month. Minnesota previously employs Patrick Peterson, Cameron Dantzler, Andrew Booth, and Chandon Sullivan at cornerback. Nonetheless, Evans will appear to steal some defensive snaps away from people guys in his rookie season. New normal manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah traded a 2022 5th-Round pick and 2023 4th-Rounder for the decide that landed Evans again in April.
Vikings admirers discovered additional about Evans when Adofo-Mensah defined he scouted the corner late at night. Adofo-Mensah mentioned, “Evans was a male I recall observing at evening. I’d from time to time check out him in the dim, and you are hunting at his size…”
Evans is the seventh participant in Vikings record drafted from the University of Missouri. Other notables include Kentrell Brothers and C.J. Mosely.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every single Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Outlined guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).