The Vikings sought out a blast from the past Monday by signing WR Javon Walker. Walker, once an elite receiver who had thousand-yard seasons both in Green Bay and in Denver, didn’t play in 2009 after being cut by the Raiders. But this move could blow up in their faces. Here’s why:
Walker comes to Minnestota to help a receiving corps that faces health issues for Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin (along with Jaymar Johnson). Walker was highly productive in Green Bay and Denver, but he was a high-dollar bust in Oakland, and he hasn’t been healthy in years. Plus, he and Brett Favre are far from chums, after Favre (4 in the picture) threw Walker (84 in the picture) under the bus during a holdout when both were Packers. If Walker still has something left, he could be a find for the Vikings, but adding him at this point – especially after he had such public disputes with Favre – seems like a strange (if not a desperate) move.