7 takeaways from the Minnesota Vikings 2019 season

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /
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(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Xavier Rhodes
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Xavier Rhodes /

Big roster changes could be on the horizon

To say that the Vikings are heading into a salary cap disaster in 2020 would be an understatement. With the players that are currently signed through next year, Minnesota is estimated to begin the offseason more than $5 million over the salary cap.

Since the Vikings are in desperate need to create cap space, some fan favorites will likely be on their way out in 2020. Guys like Everson Griffen, Riley Reiff, Linval Joseph, and Xavier Rhodes might have already played their last game in a Minnesota uniform.

In addition to the players who are still under contract in 2020 that may be departing, the Vikings also have a number of top contributors from this season who will become free agents this offseason including Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, Dan Bailey, Anthony Harris, Stephen Weatherly, and Jayron Kearse.

Minnesota has benefited a lot from having the same core of guys around during the past few seasons. While there will still be a bunch of familiar faces around in 2020, the Vikings’ roster will likely look much different next season when compared to the last few years.