Yannick Ngakoue traded from Vikings to Baltimore
How do we know this? Tickle me thrilled you asked, as ESPN’s foremost NFL news breaking expert took to the mean streets of Twitter to relay the news.
Vikings and Ravens finalizing a trade to send DE Yannick Ngakoue to Baltimore for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional fifth-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
Vikings initially sent 2021 second-round pick and 2022 conditional fifth-round pick to Jags. Now get most back.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 22, 2020
For those who hate reading embedded tweets, let me descramble the message for you involving the Ravens, Vikings and Yannick Ngakoue.
According to our good pal Adam, the Ravens are getting Yannick Ngakoue while the Vikings are scooping up a 2021 third rounder and a 2022 fifth-round pick. That’s less a bit different than what they gave up to get the talent from the Jaguars. When Minny wanted his services, they gave up a 2021 second rounder and 2022 conditional fifth-round pick.
Hooray, trades… or something.
Nonetheless, this appears to be a move that might signal a slight pivot off this season by the Vikings and one where the Baltimore Ravens are doubling down for a chance at the Super Bowl.
After all, with an already explosive offense, adding Yannick Ngakoue to the defense is like pimping our your tricycle to the point it actually becomes a bleeping Lexus. Something like that, but we need not worry about the semantics.