The Minnesota Vikings are one of the youngest teams in the NFL heading into 2020, so which players have the best chance of breaking out?
One look at the Minnesota Vikings roster and it’s clear this is a team in a period of transition. Many of the veterans who have made the Vikings a competitive team the past five seasons have been shown the door, and with that creates an opportunity for younger players to step up.
To put that opportunity into numbers, Spotrac has the Vikings’ average age on the roster at 25.05 years old. That puts Minnesota as the third-youngest team in the NFL behind the Jacksonville Jaguars (24.92) and the Los Angeles Rams (24.88). With so much youth on the team and ample opportunity, it’s apparent that someone will break out next season.
The only question is who that will be.
With the Vikings needing five new starters on the defensive end and a battle royal of sorts along the offensive line, there will be some new faces on both sides of the football. The best players usually mesh talent with said opportunity, which will need to happen if the Vikings don’t want to take a step back.
Here, we’ll look at five Minnesota Vikings players who have both talent and opportunity and what their chances are of breaking out in the 2020 season.