Despite Jerome Simpson’s legal troubles, he is not perceived as a bad kid. Maybe a gullible one, but not a bad one. That’s why the Bengals tried to re-sign him, and why one team thought he would have made $5 million a year if he had not been arrested last fall. Many people who know him spoke up on Simpson’s behalf during the free agent process. It’s worth noting that even though Simpson was sent two and a half pounds of marijuana in the mail, he has not tested positive and is not in the NFL substance program. As a player, Simpson has unusual ability to stretch the field. If he can clean up some of his dropped passes (he had eight last year), he could make a real impact for the Vikings.