Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle John Randle recently offered up his predictions for his former team and their chances in 2018.
When it comes to greatness, this is something that former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle John Randle knows all about. Now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Randle racked up a total of 114 sacks during his 11 seasons with the Vikings from 1990 to 2000.
The Hall of Fame defensive tackle recently joined the NFL Network show Up to the Minute and talked about his expectations for Minnesota in 2018.
"“This year I’m looking for the team to repeat the same identical things they did last year. Bringing in Kirk Cousins, one of the elite quarterbacks that is in the league and (who) had some great years with the Washington Redskins, I look for him to lead the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs and also have some great results from his defense. I think we picked up some great additions and that should help him out and take some of the pressure off of him.” Minnesota Vikings The Viking Age 0d - 6 biggest draft steals in Minnesota Vikings history More headlines around FanSided: 1d - Former Vikings first-round pick could reportedly return to NFC North 1d - Bears analyst has extremely embarrassing Kirk Cousins take 1d - 6 Vikings who (maybe) won't make the 53-man roster in 2023 2d - Which teams could be drafting a quarterback next year? 2d - Predicting what the Vikings will do in the 2023 NFL Draft based on 2022 More News at The Viking Age"
If Randle’s predictions for the Vikings next season turn out the way he envisions them, there should not be too many disappointed Minnesota fans in 2018.
With the additions of quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to the roster this year, it’s not hard to understand why the former Vikings sack machine believes his former team will be successful next season.
Of course, Randle did not predict if his former team would win the Super Bowl or not next season. He is likely well aware of all the bad luck the franchise has endured over the years and probably did not want to jinx Minnesota before they even play an actual game in 2018.
The Vikings’ expectations are certainly high for the upcoming season and they should be since many think their current roster is better than the one that ended up in the 2017 NFC Championship.
Randle is just the latest person to agree with this thought process.