Fans have witnessed loss after loss this offseason in Minnesota, ever since their Divisional Round Playoff defeat in San Francisco, where the team came out flat.
Since then, the roster and coaching staff has been stripped and poached, mainly due to cap space issues. Despite this, the core remains intact, but the Minnesota Vikings have a bunch of holes to fill in around it if they want to win a Super Bowl.
Vikings Super Bowl Odds 2021
Minnesota has +2400 odds to win the Super Bowl next season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook right now, which is tied for 12th-best mark in the NFL. Not the worst projection considering what has transpired the last couple of months.
It all began with offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, who was offered the head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns. Stefanski himself has taken some coaches with him, as well as safety Andrew Sendejo and former Viking, Case Keenum. Next was the Stefon Diggs trade to the Buffalo Bills.
It was a fair bounty for their star WR, but this isn't usually the type of a move a team makes if they believe they can win a championship this season.
Also departing in free agency is practically the Vikes' entire defense, well most of it. Everson Griffen, Trae Waynes, Linval Joseph, Xavier Rhodes, Mackensie Alexander, Stephen Weatherly, Jayron Kearse and the aforementioned Sendejo are all gone already, leaving a shell of the once feared group behind to pick up the pieces.
It will take a phenomenal draft for general manager Rick Spielman to get this team back to where they were in 2019, which makes hopes of a title run much slimmer. The +2400 odds would agree with that notion, yielding an implied probability of just 4.0 percent.
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