Chosen as captains by Zimmer have been quarterback Sam Bradford, tight finish Kyle Rudolph, deal with Riley Reiff, defensive ends Everson Griffen and Brian Robison and cornerback Terence Newman. That is three on offense and three on protection.
Rudolph, Griffen and Robison are holdover captains from final season.
“It is clearly an incredible honor,” stated Rudolph, a seven-yr veteran. “I’ll be the identical individual I have been since I acquired right here, a man that tries to steer by instance.”
Bradford joined the Vikings final September once they had already chosen captains for the season. Reiff has develop into a captain in his first yr in Minnesota.
“Riley, he is imply and nasty and he brings that mentality to that offensive line and actually to our entire offense,” Bradford stated.
It is the primary time Newman has been a captain in his three years with the Vikings. Newman turned 39 final Monday and could possibly be enjoying his last NFL season.
“It goes with out saying that Terence is likely one of the leaders of this workforce,” Rudolph stated. “He is been round, he is seen the whole lot (within the NFL).”
Rudolph is not positive whether or not the workforce captains will put on a “C” on their jerseys, one thing they’ve finished in some years and never in others. He stated he’ll discover out when he sees his jersey hanging in his locker earlier than the opener towards New Orleans at U.S. Financial institution Stadium on Monday night time, Sept. eleven.