Yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings released Kyle Rudolph, and he believes he still has a lot left in the tank. Rudolph said in an article yesterday, he would like to try to chase a ring, so I wanted to put together a nice list of teams that could benefit from his services.
New England Patriots – I know the Patriots are not on the verge of winning the Super Bowl anytime soon, but they have always had interest in Kyle Rudolph. Plus, you have to remember that they have tried trading for him in the past. I think Rudolph would at least consider the Patriots at this time.
Buffalo Bills – The Buffalo Bills are in the market for a tight end. They have met with several tight ends recently at the Senior Bowl and it makes sense since they are losing both Lee Smith (retirement) and Tyler Kroft (Free agency). The Bills are a contender, and this move makes too much sense. It could be a top fit.
Cleveland Browns – The Browns have Kevin Stefanski, and he was Rudolph’s former offensive coordinator in Minnesota. Stefanski knows what Rudolph is capable, but the Browns do have other pressing needs. I think the addition to Rudolph will make the Browns better and give Mayfield a nice target in the red zone.
Denver Broncos – The Broncos new GM is George Paton. He knows Kyle Rudolph well, being that he came from Minnesota. The Broncos could give Drew Lock another solid weapon by adding Rudolph. I know the Broncos currently have Noah Fant, but in the red zone it would be hard not to want Rudolph over anyone on their roster.
Cincinnati Bengals – Could you imagine if Joe Burrow had a tight end? Yes, the young gunslinger was impressive last year, but he could use as many weapons as possible. Add in the fact that Rudolph is from Cincinnati and he can play in front of his family, that has to carry some weight. I think Burrow to Rudolph would be a fun connection!