Jayron Kearse said 'No' when asked if he has a future with the Vikings

The safety has since addressed his tweet.
Publish date:
Jayron Kearse

It's been a rollercoaster month for Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse. 

"Do the Vikings have a place in your future?" a Twitter used asked Kearse, who moments earlier tweeted "Excited for my future." 

Kearse responded to the query with a one word answer: "No." 

Just over 24 hours later, Kearse was on the field making numerous big plays to help the Vikings complete a comeback win over the Broncos. After trailing 20-0 at the half, Minnesota rallied for a 27-23 victory, with Kearse drawing praise from teammates for his coverage in the end zone as Denver threatened to score late in the fourth quarter. 

After the game, Kearse suggested that he wasn't thinking straight when he tweeted the response. 

“Just the thoughts in my head and just the things I was going through and thinking, to have a talk with Anthony Harris right before the game was really big,” Kearse said, according to the Star Tribune. “I can’t thank him enough.”

It's not clear why Kearse responded to the tweet the way he did, but if there was anything to be upset about it could very well have been the fact that Kearse didn't replace Harris in the starting lineup. Instead, the Vikings gave Andrew Sendjo, who signed earlier in the week, the starting no. 

Sendejo came up with a big interception late in the first half, so the plan looks good in hindsight. 

All of this drama comes on the heels of Kearse being charged with five misdemeanors following a DWI arrest Oct. 27. 

Kearse is due to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. 

Next Up

PD Shimmers closeup

Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.


Jayron Kearse

Jayron Kearse says Vikings don't appreciate him enough

The 25-year-old safety suggested that he doesn't want to return in 2020.

Jayron Kearse

Charges reveal arrest details of Vikings safety Jayron Kearse

Kearse was arrested early Sunday morning for driving drunk in Minneapolis.

Jayron Kearse

Vikings' Jayron Kearse arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of two charges

The Vikings defensive back was arrested on Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI and possessing a firearm without a permit.

Adam Thielen

Vikings injury report: Thielen in, Mattison out

Thielen is finally ready to play after suffering a hamstring injury in October.

Cousins has a funny problem with the high school he lives near

Cousins is irked by the football helmet in the Rosemount school district.

Adrian Peterson

Reports: Adrian Peterson in debt, 'taken advantage of by those he trusted'

Peterson has earned more than $100 million during his career.

Vikings work out Terence Newman amid depleted secondary

The 41-year old hasn't played since the 2017 season.

Cris Carter

Why has Cris Carter disappeared from FOX?

Carter hasn't appeared on "First Things First" since last Wednesday.