The Vikings made the right decision by signing Brian O’Neill to his sizeable extension. We all know that quality o-linemen don’t grow on trees, so we need to keep the good ones once they get here. Furthermore, smart GMs pay players for who they will become, not who they currently are. As it stands, O’Neill is a low-end, tier-1 OT. If he continues ascending, he’ll soon be among the very top OTs in the NFL. I, for one, think he’ll get there.
O’Neill is enthused about his deal: “I just love being here. I love being in the locker room with these guys and coming out to practice every day and just being a part of the organization.