Former Packers cornerback Chandon Sullivan is with the Vikings
The Green Bay Packers will play the Minnesota Vikings in Week One of the regular season next Sunday. The matchup will include one former Packers cornerback playing his first game for the Vikings against his former team. The Packers and Vikings divisional rivalry already make this game a spicy watch, but for Chandon Sullivan, the game will have more layers of meaning.
Sullivan was primarily a nickel/slot corner during his three seasons with the Packers. He came into the league as an undrafted rookie free agent. He spent his first year with the Philadelphia Eagles but then found a home with the Packers for the previous three years. Sullivan recorded five interceptions with the Packers. One of which he scored a touchdown.
Sullivan has some feelings riding into the Packers matchup
Per Chris Tomasson or Pioneer Press, Sullivan is emotional about the contest. It would make sense as the former Georgia State product goes against many of his former teammates and head coach next week. Here’s what Sullivan thinks about the matchup:
“I’m excited for a number of reasons,” Sullivan said. “It’s the first game, so you’re always excited about that. It’s a first game in a new jersey and I’m going against my old team, so you know I’m full of emotions, but I’ll be ready.
“We had conversations about coming back to Green Bay, but I felt like I had a better opportunity, and I was ready to explore my future here,” Sullivan said. “So I’m here and I’m a Viking. (It was) just a better opportunity I felt to show my talents and be respected and appreciated. A better chance for me to be a leader and I see more of a future here for sure…
Sullivan earned the Packers’ respect
The former Packers cornerback earned the Packers’ respect. That’s why he made was on the team for three years. It made sense for the Packers and Sullivan to move on this season. The Packers have a stacked secondary, and Sullivan will have a better chance to play as a Viking. The Vikings seem to like how Sullivan fits in their system.
Sullivan has had an excellent career for an undrafted talent. He’s going on his fifth season in the NFL. Sullivan is a beautiful success story, and Packers fans should wish him the best in the future. Just not when he’s playing the Packers.