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3 Biggest Remaining Offseason Priorities for Vikings

Larry Rupp
Three of the biggest remaining offseason priorities for the Minnesota Vikings.
Three of the biggest remaining offseason priorities for the Minnesota Vikings. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings put together a disappointing 2020 season finishing with a record of 7-9, which was their worst mark since 2014. They have made some interesting moves so far this offseason to bolster the roster and addressed some positions of need via the 2021 NFL Draft.

However, the start of the NFL season is still months away and Minnesota could still benefit from making sure they have everything ready to go in time. With that in mind, here are three of the biggest remaining offseason priorities for the Vikings.

1. Solidify the Pass-Rushing Depth Chart

The Vikings' pass-rushing attack suffered from injuries last season as starter Danielle Hunter was lost early on due to a neck injury. Because of that, only four teams posted less sacks than Minnesota did in 2020 (23). While Hunter is back and healthy, the team has not solidified who will start across from him yet. A lot of players seem to be in the mix including Stephen Weatherly, D.J. Wonnum, Jalyn Holmes, Patrick Jones II and Janarius Robinson. This is one competition battle that the Vikings need to make sure gets settled in training camp.

2. Find a Reliable No. 3 WR

The dynamic duo of Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson gives the Vikings a great one-two punch at wide receiver, yet there is almost no depth behind them. Chad Beebe was re-signed on a one-year deal and looks to be the team's best option to take on the No. 3 receiving role. Minnesota could benefit from adding a veteran that remains unsigned in free agency. Both Danny Amendola and Golden Tate have proven over the last few seasons they still have some gas left in the tank. It wouldn't hurt to bring them in and give them a chance to earn a roster spot.

3. Get Kellen Mond Ready for the Season

Minnesota made a bit of a surprising move by taking former Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He enters training camp as the backup to starter Kirk Cousins. Although there isn't much competition for the spot, the Vikings need to make sure Mond is ready for action in case Cousins underperforms or gets hurt. He has been a college starter for the last four seasons but may need some time to adjust to the NFL level of play. His development is sure to be a storyline throughout camp.

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