The Minnesota Vikings start unfastened company, in conjunction with 31 different groups, in about 4 weeks.
The 2024 NFL Draft is lower than 11 weeks in the past, and Minnesota is scheduled to select eleventh on that Thursday night time.
One Burning Query at Every Vikings Roster Spot
And as workforce construction for 2024 starts in about one month, those are the burning questions by way of place for the Vikings.
Who Will It Be?
The main, every-thing-starts-here domino of the Vikings’ offseason, the membership will have to make a decision within the subsequent month to increase Cousins or let him stroll to unfastened company for the primary time in six years.
Ergo, the query at quarterback is: simply who within the hell would be the Vikings’ QB1 in September? Cousins? A rookie from the draft like Drake Maye or Jayden Daniels? A patchover passer like Drew Lock?
When it’s all mentioned and carried out, it is going to most certainly be Cousins together with his successor ready and studying within the wings. We will see.
Do They Upload Extra Juice?
The Vikings have 5 working backs below contract for 2024, together with Ty Chandler, Alexander Mattison, and DeWayne McBride.
However the flooring assault struggled in 2022 and 2023, so will the franchise signal a high-profile free-agent RB, draft one within the first 3 rounds — or simply do not anything?
Who’s the WR3?
Ok.J. Osborn is most probably long gone and on his option to unfastened company, leaving a WR3 void. Is Brandon Powell re-signed, or does Minnesota hit the open marketplace for an inexpensive WR3?
An Further Frame Because of Hockenson Damage?
Is a trio of Josh Oliver, Johnny Mundt, and Nick Muse sufficient to carry down the citadel till T.J. Hockenson’s go back someday in the course of the 2024 common season?
If Minnesota re-signs Dalton Risner and doesn’t lower Garrett Bradbury, it might have general offensive line continuity for the primary in eons. Will they pursue it?
Danielle Hunter? Who Else?
As a result of Danielle Hunter is a unfastened agent, the Vikings want two beginning outdoor linebackers. EDGE isn’t a place to gloss over if a workforce hopes to contend for the postseason.
In any case Time to Improve?
For approximately a decade, the Vikings have hired males like Shamar Stephen and Jonathan Bullard on the non-NT defensive take on spot. Will they in any case splash and discover a ferocious pass-rushing DT?
Hicks? Asamoah? Or Somebody Else?
Ivan Tempo Jr. has arrived, and it’s improbable. However is 2024 the time for Brian Asamoah’s emergence, or does Minnesota want a Jordan Hicks reunion? Off-ball linebackers are most often rather inexpensive at the free-agent twine.
Is the Present Crew Excellent Sufficient?
Perhaps essentially the most interesting query at the defensive facet of the ball, is that this crew sufficient at cornerback? Are there enough construction blocks to totally believe in 2024?
CB1: Byron Murphy
CB2: Akayleb Evans
CB3: Mekhi Blackmon
CB4: Andrew Sales space
CB5: NaJee Thompson
CB6: Jaylin Williams
CB7: A.J. Inexperienced III
Does Hitman Retire?
Harrison Smith is 35 years outdated. That’s relatively outdated for a security. Is that this the tip of the road for Smith, or will he go back for 12 months No. 13?
Is Greg Joseph Again?
Joseph has a prove-it yr in 2023 after banging thru seize kicks in 2022 however suffering another way. Then he ranked close to the ground of the NFL according to box purpose accuracy this yr. Do the Vikings search an improve this offseason?
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day by day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates again to 1996. Indexed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doorways (the band).