It’s been a rocky few weeks for Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cam Dantzler.
The former third-round decide had a tough go of issues in a 24-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football two weeks in the past, getting benched within the third quarter in favor of Akayleb Evans after permitting six receptions on 9 targets for 84 yards and a landing, in accordance with Pro Football Focus.
And although he performed each defensive snap in Minnesota’s 28-24 win over the Detroit Lions final week, Dantzler was burned once more in protection, permitting seven completions on seven targets for 94 yards.
Those struggles, as one Vikings insider sees it, may result in Dantzler doubtlessly shedding his job as soon as 2022 second-round decide Andrew Booth Jr. returns from a quad harm he’s been coping with since Week 2.
“Dantzler is a talented player; I don’t think he’s in the right spot a lot of times,” SKOR North’s Judd Zulgad recently said on the Mackey & Judd podcast. “I feel there’s a training frustration there. I ponder if (Andrew) Booth will find yourself difficult him as a result of they clearly like him, he bought some first staff snaps in coaching camp, he was a second-round decide, however he would have been a first-round decide if not for the harm drawback.
“…I wouldn’t be shocked if Booth can stay on the field consistently, if there is a switch there at the starting job at some point if Dantzler continues to struggle with what I think comes down to assignments more so than anything.”