Sullivan takes over leadership of new Vikings OL
Sullivan playing fifth season with team
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — John Sullivan used to be a question mark on the Minnesota Vikings offensive line, an undersized sixth-round pick trying to fill in for a perennial Pro Bowler.
Now Sullivan enters his fifth season in Minnesota as the stabilizing
force on a new-look unit. He has a new, long-term contract and is being
counted on while the Vikings shuffle roles and add new faces.
Veteran guards Steve Hutchinson and Anthony Herrera are gone. Last
year’s left tackle, Charlie Johnson, moved to left guard to make room
for rookie Matt Kalil and the right guard spot is an open competition
between Brandon Fusco and Geoff Schwartz.
Sullivan said it feels like it was just yesterday that he was
drafted. He also said he feels much more comfortable asserting himself
as a leader now.