5 ways Gary Kubiak can improve the Vikings offense in 2020

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Implementing more two-back sets

The Vikings have two very talented running backs who need to be on the field together. This can be achieved by offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak implementing more two-back sets in 2020.

This would keep the opposing defense on constant high alert as they will have to be fully aware of the threat posed by both Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison when either of them has the ball in their hands.

Cook is now regarded as one of the best players at the position in the NFL and he made great strides in the passing game last season. Mattison, a third-round draft pick out of Boise State last year, also showed very encouraging passages of play during his rookie campaign with Minnesota.

Having both in the backfield at once would open up the Vikings offense even further. It may even give Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins additional time in the pocket while defensive fronts focus their attention on the two backs waiting to get the ball.

The potential is limitless when one considers just how much game-breaking ability Cook and Mattison possess.

Cook is already the focal point of the offense, but having someone like Mattison to relieve pressure and keep their starter fresh is a massively beneficial thing for the Vikings to have.

How Kubiak gets both involved will be a fascinating element to an offense that also has to give required touches to the receiving duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to keep them happy.