6 most important offseason priorities for the Vikings in 2020

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Figure out who is running the offense and defense

While finding a new offensive coordinator is starting to become a yearly tradition for the Vikings, they now have to find someone to take over as their defensive coordinator for 2020 as well.

Last season’s offensive play-caller, Kevin Stefanski, decided to leave to see if he can be the guy to fix the dumpster fire that is the Cleveland Browns. Mike Zimmer indicated recently that he would like the offense to function similarly in 2020 to how it did this season, so look for Minnesota to likely promote someone who’s already on their staff to be the team’s new offensive coordinator.

Looking at who is on the Vikings’ current coaching staff, the team could turn to a number of candidates to run their offense next season including Klint Kubiak, Gary Kubiak, Rick Dennison, or even Kennedy Polamalu.

On the defensive side of the ball, it’s a little more difficult to figure out what Minnesota is going to do with their current vacancy. George Edwards had been the Vikings’ defensive coordinator for Mike Zimmer’s entire tenure as the team’s head coach, but the two parties decided it was best to part ways this year.

Since Zimmer calls the plays for the defense, he’ll probably be looking for someone who won’t ruffle any feathers or want to be the defensive play-caller anytime in the near future. Andre Patterson and Adam Zimmer have been mentioned as potential candidates to be Minnesota’s new defensive coordinator, but there’s also a chance that the team could look at someone outside of the organization to fill the role.