With apologies to David Bowie Playing in the National Football League is a privilege afforded to very few individuals. They’re the best of the best by just about any measure, and even if they only take the field one time, they still get to hold the mantle of former NFL player.
Recently I wrote about five reasons for Vikings fans to be optimistic heading into the new season. In the search for balance, I’m flipping things around and giving five reasons for Vikings fans to be concerned heading into 2023.
For a little while, the San Francisco 49ers have been a top team in the NFC. Kyle Shanahan, to my mind, is a top-5 NFL head coach. Boiling things down to just offensive minds would involve Shanahan hanging around in the top 3.
It is important for a few young Vikings to perform well in the upcoming season not only for the team’s success but also for the sake of their careers. Lewis Cine and Andrew Booth – the two top picks of the 2022 draft class – missed most of their debut season with injuries.
Dalvin Cook has reportedly turned down a contract offer from the Miami Dolphins. The 27-year-old was set to make a little over $10 million with the Minnesota Vikings before being cut from the team at the beginning of June.
Last week, we talked about some of the youngest Vikings at each position heading into the 2023 season. Now, we’re going to the opposite side of the spectrum to discuss the oldest Vikings at each position.
One of the most talked about free agents on the market this offseason is longtime Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. While the veteran has reportedly been offered multiple contracts since being released by Minnesota on June 8, one team remains at the forefront of discussions: the Dolphins.
The Minnesota Vikings made a major change at the running back position earlier this offseason when they opted to release Dalvin Cook. Cook had been with the team for six seasons after getting drafted in the second round out of Florida State in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Vikings Territory Breakdown Podcast: Kevin O’Connell finished his first season as an NFL head coach with a record of 13-4, an NFC North Division title for the Minnesota Vikings and a first-round exit in the playoffs.
Minnesota Vikings training camp kicks off in less than two weeks, with rookies reporting on July 23rd. But before that, the NFL remains inside the quietest portion of its calendar, and items like Justin Jefferson’s quarterback rankings make the headlines.
It makes its debut in two days We are just two days away from the premiere of the new Netflix series Quarterback, featuring Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (as well as Patrick Mahomes and Marcus Mariota).
After acquiring quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason, the Jets are in win-now mode. Making a play for a four-time 1,000-yard rusher like Cook, who remains on the right side of 30, is exactly the type of move that a true Super Bowl contender should be considering.
If Rick Spielman were still the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, there's a strong chance he'd be looking for a proven runner back to be Alexander Mattison's backup in 2023-24. Mattison is the de facto No.
There is no debate when it comes to the talent of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Justin Jefferson. He has quickly cemented himself among the best players in the NFL at his position, putting himself squarely in the conversation for the No.
The Minnesota Vikings clearly believe in Alexander Mattison. They released Dalvin Cook in the offseason leaving Mattison as the number one back. He has 1,670 rushing yards on 404 carries with 11 touchdowns in the four seasons he has backed up Cook.