Former Green Bay Packers defensive back Chandon Sullivan has signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Friday.
Originally an undrafted free agent who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, Sullivan joined the Packers in 2019 and was immediately pushed into the rivalry between the Packers and Vikings.
The hatred runs deep in the storied NFC North rivalry and now he is feeling the other side of it.
During a conversation with the St. Paul Pioneer Press‘ Chris Tomasson, Sullivan revealed that he’s received accusations of treason from Packers fans.
“Some fans say I’m a traitor but they’ve got to understand, we don’t pick ourselves, the GM [does],” Sullivan explained. Admitting, “[The comments] are kind of funny, but it comes with the territory.”
For Sullivan, he gets to have a reunion with former Packers defensive coach Mike Pettine, who now calls the Vikings home. The 25-year-old describes himself as “a versatile player.”
Telling the Pioneer Press, “I’m the man for the job. They’re still trying to decide. We’re going to see how the rest of free agency and how the draft goes.”
Sullivan had a career-high three interceptions last season with Green Bay.