Coming off a disappointing 2018-2019 season, the Minnesota Vikings came into this offseason looking to improve and return to the playoffs in their next campaign.
As they continue to make offseason moves, It was announced on Monday the team has re-signed center Brett Jones to a one-year deal.
Vikings re-sign center Brett Jones— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 1, 2019
Jones was decent in the three games in which starting center Pat Elflein missed due to injuries, but the team struggled going 1-2. During that stretch, the Vikings averaged just 20 points and failed to run the ball consistently. In addition, the offensive line gave up nine sacks.
After the return of Elflein, Jones barely saw the field, so this signing is more to shore up the team's depth moving forward.
The Vikings have re-signed offensive lineman Brett Jones, the team announced. Jones played in the Vikings' first three games while Pat Elflein was out, then only played three offensive snaps after that.— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) April 1, 2019
The Vikings have huge expectations heading into the season especially with quarterback Kirk Cousins in his second year with the team. As a result, making sure that the team has depth at the center position is important if they are to protect their $84 million quarterback in 2019.