Hours before kickoff against Minnesota, it was revealed that Zack Martin – who has been named All-Pro at right guard in all six of his NFL seasons – would be moving one spot over to right tackle.
The move may have been a surprise for some, but not the guy doing the job.
As has been well-covered by now, Martin was an All-American left tackle during a decorated career at Notre Dame. It’s not as if the switch was completely new to him. Even still, having a full week to prepare for the Vikings’ edge rushers paid dividends.
The results are hard to argue with. It’d be unfair to give Martin all the credit, as just one member of the offensive line. But it’s completely fair to suggest that this may have been the best game of the season for a unit that has dealt with plenty of adversity.
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