October 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Defensive back George Iloka of the Minnesota Vikings. Compulsory Credit: Jeffrey Baker – USA Today Sports.
Remember the game at US Bank Stadium in 2020 when the Minnesota Vikings looked lifeless against the then helpless Atlanta Falcons?
The Vikings were embarrassed at their home ground where no fans were present, the undefeated Falcons, a team that had just fired head coach Dan Quinn. Rahim Morris brought 53 people out of the dirt and coached them to win in Minneapolis.
Well, that was the last time the former Vikings were safe George Iloka played football.
Now, though, Iloka is planning a comeback after a 19-month recovery, trying with the Seattle Seahawks this week.
Eloka hasn’t done much with the Vikings – signing “Mike Zimmer’s guy” a few times – but she was productive before her Minnesota adventure. He was a five-year starter in Cincinnati (two seasons with Zimmer) and joined the Vikings in 2018. Ilokao AgainJoined the Vikings in 2020 for a small impact.
He was initially used in a special team during the Vikings’ test, exiting his old assignment with the Bengals.
And Iloka could clearly adapt if Seattle auditioned her as a linebacker, as the 32-year-old played. Security Throughout his career.
A 5th-round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Iloka 2017 was at the top of her power with the Bengals, getting a grade of 71.8 Pro football focus. Unless he breaks up with Seahawks or anyone else in 2022, that season also had his swan song as a starter.
In his career, Iloka has played 103 games, 365 combined tackles, 10 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, and no sacks.
If Iloka is signed by Seahawks, she will join a team that is being considered in reconstruction mode. Minimum precedent for a 53-man roster after 19+ months away from the former players’ game.
Eloka had eight picks before Minnesota Blair Walsh was drafted in the draft ten years ago.
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