Examining Minnesota Vikings’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles

June 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings went 10-6 and defeated the Green Bay Packers in Week 17 to earn a playoff berth last season. They drafted well. They made some smart offseason signings. They’ve done almost everything right.
And yet, despite all that, many are still expecting the Vikings to struggle in the stacked NFC North this season, destined to miss the playoffs behind the Packers and Chicago Bears.
Not so fast.
The Vikings have some flaws to still address before they should be considered legitimate Super Bowl contenders, granted, but there’s no reason to believe Minnesota won’t make the playoffs again this season. Anyone who believes otherwise didn’t pay close enough attention this offseason.
Minnesota made its first big offseason decision by exercising the final-year option on head coach Leslie Frazier’s contract, securing the 54-year-old through the 2013-14 season. While he hasn’t done quite enough to warrant a full extension at this p...

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