4 reasons why Minnesota Vikings could struggle in 2020

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What if the Minnesota Vikings end up struggling in 2020? If so, here are four reasons why.

The Minnesota Vikings are widely considered to be contenders again in 2020. They made it to the divisional round of the playoffs last year, ultimately losing to the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, and are looking to take the next step this upcoming season.

Many fans are excited and expect big things from this team. Running back Dalvin Cook is expected to be the driver of the offense, and there’s plenty of talent on the defensive side of the ball, particularly up front.

It’s also impossible to overlook those 15 NFL Draft picks the Minnesota Vikings broad aboard last April.

Still, it might be wise for fans to pour some cold water on those expectations.

While the Vikings got stronger in many areas this offseason, they also lost a plethora of talented veterans on both sides of the ball.

They did land many exciting rookies in the draft this year, but to depend on inexperienced players to play at a high level consistently is a risky move. The Vikings could very well compete again in 2020, but here are some reasons why the team could actually struggle and be worse than they were in 2019.

Here are four reasons why the latter could potentially happen.