Minnesota Vikings have top 5 biggest Super Bowl window


A recent article on the NFL.com website declares that the Minnesota Vikings are one of the top 5 teams as far time frames to appear the Super Bowl.

The Minnesota Vikings are a team on the rise. Head coach Mike Zimmer just finished his second year and the squad won the NFC North for the first time since 2009. With young quarterback Teddy Bridgewater at the helm and former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson stabilizing the running back position, the Vikings look poised to be a dangerous team for many years.

The ultimate goal for any team in the NFL is to win a Super Bowl. The Vikings aren’t quite at that point, but if they can continue to grow and develop as a squad, it isn’t out of the question that Minnesota could be pushing for an appearance in the big dance in the future.

In a recent article on NFL.com, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt listed the teams that have the longest spans of time available to play in a Super Bowl, and the Minnesota Vikings landed at number 5 on his list. Although the team does have some holes, Brandt sees some potential in the future.

"“The Vikings are by no means perfect — they need to add some speed at receiver (Mike Wallace is fast, but he’s not the answer), and Bridgewater has room to grow. But it looks like the Packers are a bit of a descending team, making the NFC North more of an open division than it’s been in some time. Plus, playing in a brand-new stadium should provide a boost. Minnesota is simply trending in the right direction for long-term success.”"

There are only four teams above the Minnesota Vikings on the list. Those teams are already regular playoff teams and championship contenders. The Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals were all given longer Super Bowl windows, but seeing the Minnesota Vikings at number 5 is a great honor.

Related Story: Should the Minnesota Vikings cut or keep WR Mike Wallace

U.S. Bank Stadium opens for the 2016 season and the Minnesota Vikings will be looking to improve upon their 11-5 record and Wild Card loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Under head coach Zimmer, it seems like just about anything is possible.