The second level of the Minnesota Vikings defense will try to have more of an impact in the 2018 season.
The Minnesota Vikings defense has a reputation of being one of the most feared defenses in the NFL today.
With a defensive line that bears their teeth and a secondary that has an intimidation factor about it, opposing offenses (and even the Vikings’ own offense in practice) do not have much fun when staring into Minnesota’s purple backdrop on Sundays.
While the defensive line and the secondary steal the headlines, the linebacking crew for the Vikings seems to be forgotten. Hardcore fans can recite Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks as starters in the blink of an eye, but beyond those two the depth for Minnesota almost looks bleak.
With storylines abound, the linebacking unit for the Vikings will need to hold its weight heading into 2018.