Just as quickly as he arrived in the Motor City, he may soon be heading out the door.
Defensive end Everson Griffen appears to be interested in returning to Minnesota Vikings, with whom he played during the first 10 years of his NFL career.
He signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys last off-season and was then traded to Detroit in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick on October 27.
When asked if he’d be open to a reunion with the Vikings, Griffen was blunt.
“You tell them, I said, ‘If you want it, go get it,’ ” Griffen said. “You can put that.”
Asked for additional comment, Griffen said, “If you want it, come get it. That’s what I want you to say.’’ He then repeated several times, “If you want it, come get it.’’
Griffen then dropped several additional hints on his social media account, including re-tweeting a quote from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and the pleas of fans asking him to return to the Twin cities.
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer: "A priority for me is that we continue to get more pass rushers.''
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) January 5, 2021
If you want it, go get it!!!!! pic.twitter.com/oQKjGsWTHj
— Everson Griffen (@EversonGriffen) January 5, 2021
During this season with Detroit, Griffen compiled 33 tackles, six sacks, and 14 quarterback hits. His five quarterback hits against Washington in November matched a team record.
– – Quotes via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk Link – –