You know what's funny? I stopped reading that magazine because everytime I read it the Vikings would lose. I thought it was bad luck but yeah, trading McKinnie is the stupidest trade talk I have heard yet. Well...besides the Moss-Raider trade.
I was reading this weeks Sports Weekly magazine and it didn't elaborate at all, but it said that the Vikings might put Bryant McKinnie on the trading block along with Randy Moss. This is the first that I have heard of that, and honestly, I can't find any reasoning behind wanting to trade McKinnie.
I'll admit that he didn't have a great year, mostly having trouble against smaller and faster DE's like Kearse and Feeney, but I thought he played really well the last month of the season. Also, he was our most durable lineman (maybe with the exception of Dixon) throughout the season. I think it's a horrible idea to trade him, but we'll see. Has anyone else heard anything about this yet? Sports Weekly is usually a pretty reliable magazine. I've read it weekly for the last year or two but I hope they're wrong about this because honestly, what could we even get for him, a 4th round pick? Maybe a third? Just seems weird to me.
And also, with Kleinsasser back next year, McKinnie would get help doubling the elite DE's in the league. Kleinsasser is a much better blocker than Wiggins, so his presence alone will significantly help McKinnie.