Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson spent his Monday morning running sprints and catching passes alongside All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
In other words, Simpson's 2013 season is off to a promising start.
“I wanted to work with one of the greats,” Simpson said. “I got an opportunity to come down here and work with him so I wanted to take full advantage of it.”
Simpson and Fitzgerald don’t know each other personally. They share a mutual friend and Fitzgerald extended an invitation for Simpson to join workouts that he hosts at the Gophers football facility. Simpson took part for the first time on Monday.
The Vikings need someone to step up alongside WR1 Greg Jennings, especially with the loss of Percy Harvin. There were high hopes for Simpson when he finally took the field in 2012 but he never panned out. He ranks just 83rd on our list to start the year.