Vikings Super Bowl Odds Are Disrespectful Following Yannick Ngakoue Trade

Jason Schandl
Kirk Cousins.
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The Minnesota Vikings defense looked like it was going to take a step back at the edge rusher spot when they lost veteran pass rusher Everson Griffen to free agency this offseason.

They turned that around and upgraded at the position instead, trading two draft picks to the Jacksonville Jaguars to acquire Yannick Ngakoue on Sunday.

Despite adding one of the league's best young pass rushers, the Vikes still have just the 11th best odds to win the Super Bowl this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Meanwhile, the Colts and Patriots have better Super Bowl odds despite all the questions surrounding their teams.

It's hard to see any way the Vikings should not be considered a top-10 Super Bowl contender at this point. Their defense is absolutely loaded, with four players (Anthony Harris, Eric Kendricks, Danielle Hunter and Harrison Smith) that Pro Football Focus ranked top-10 at their respective positions in 2019.

This offense is also far more dangerous than it gets credit for. Kirk Cousins' 8.7 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A) were tied (with Russell Wilson) for No. 6 in the NFL, and the blow of losing Stefon Diggs has been softened by drafting Justin Jefferson.

The rushing attack is also, of course, one of the best in the NFL with Dalvin Cook running the ball.

Put simply, the Vikings are looking like one of the most well-rounded teams in the NFL, and there's a reason that they're the favorites to win the NFC North.

Ranking them behind a team like the Colts in the odds to win the Super Bowl in 2020 is straight-up disrespectful.

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