5 biggest positions of need for the Vikings in free agency

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The Minnesota Vikings are facing their biggest free agency period in recent memory. But what positions are the most important to improve?

The next few weeks will likely shape the future of the Minnesota Vikings. They have plenty of needs either to fill in free agency or the NFL Draft and little room to work with.

They have a little over $1 million in salary-cap space before big-name starters are released from their large contracts this offseason. Minnesota must be wise with any funds they free up for any potential new arrivals.

The Vikings also need to leave some money to sign incoming draft prospects, which is going to further hamper the team’s chances of getting the names they want in free agency. They have plenty of questions that need to be answered sooner rather than later to give them the best possible chance of putting a plan together to stay competitive.

A 10-6 record got Minnesota back into the playoffs last season and something similar will be needed in 2020 to return to the postseason. The decisions made between now and the start of OTAs will be critical to their overall chances of success.

With quarterback Kirk Cousins and running back Dalvin Cook heading into the final year of their respective deals, it is paramount the Vikings get the most out of this talented roster right now while they have the chance.

Let’s take a look at the five positions Minnesota needs to primarily focus on in free agency this offseason.