Q&A: DT Michael Pierce on sitting out 2020 and looking forward to joining Vikings

We featured Vikings defensive tackle Michael Pierce on Nightcast on Tuesday reflecting on his decision to sit out the 2020 season, and his hope to return this year.

Here’s our full Q&A.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Pierce***

Pierce was the Vikings’ biggest free agent addition last offseason, given a 3-year, $27 million deal. But with the pandemic, he was among 67 NFL players who opted out of the 2020 season.

But he’s now ready to join the Vikings, hopeful he can get the COVID-19 vaccine before the season starts. The Vikings hope he can duplicate the production they got from run-stopper Linval Joseph 2014-2019.

Click here to watch our Nightcast feature on Pierce.