Chris Kluwe had a humorous response to the Minnesota Vikings seemingly replacing him by drafting punter Jeff Locke. Kluwe really quoted the movie “Dodgeball.”
That’s a bold move Cotton. Lets see how it plays.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) April 27, 2013
The Vikings used their fifth-round pick (No. 155 overall) on Locke, another former UCLA punter. Locke was the first punter selected in the draft, and you have to figure Minnesota intends to have him start right away.
The draft pick signals bad news for Kluwe, who has been with the Vikings since 2005. Kluwe was set to make $1.4 million this season, so the team may cut him. We also know that one of his coaches was growing tired of his outspoken ways.
Kluwe seemed to see the move coming. A tweet he sent on Thursday expressed uncertainty over his status with the team:
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) April 25, 2013
The interesting thing will be to see if another team picks him up. Kluwe’s outspoken ways may cost him some opportunities, but a team that needs a quality punter would likely be willing to overlook that.