As with the draft this season, there was a lot of hype about getting Allen, but looking at the details is not as glorious as reading the headlines. Those of us who examined this at the time and presented a critical analysis were labeled as being negative. The Vikings have a mess on their hands now, and it is their own making.
If I was in the FO, I would seriously consider trading Allen into the AFC. They will not get much for him because of his contract. It does not matter if Allen plays well this season; it matters that his contract is not a good value, and his value over replacement is not that high.