In 2012, Rick Spielman graduated from the Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel to the team’s general manager. Spielman shared decision-making authority with Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and then-coach Brad Childress from 2006 until his general manager promotion date.
Although Spielman is credited, to a degree, for drafting players like Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin, he wasn’t granted official general manager authority until he got the new job title with Minnesota in 2012. So, this commentary will, therefore, focus on his performance in the last nine years.
During Spielman’s official tenure as the Vikings general manager, a total of 77 undrafted free agents have appeared in games for the purple and gold.