Vikings Training Camp 2020: Previewing the wide receivers

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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Who will replace Stefon Diggs in the Minnesota Vikings offense in 2020?

For years, the Minnesota Vikings have been blessed with elite receiver play. With Anthony Carter back in the late 80s, to Cris Carter in the 90s, Randy Moss in the 2000s, and most recently, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, the Vikings have been home to some of the top receivers in the NFL.

But entering 2020, Minnesota has a challenge on their hands. After shipping Diggs to Buffalo, the Vikings went from one having of the best receiving duos in the league to having a group with plenty of question marks. All of this for a quarterback in Kirk Cousins who needs everything to be precise to succeed.

If Minnesota’s receivers falter in 2020, it won’t be for a lack of new faces. The Vikings added Justin Jefferson this year with the draft pick acquired from Buffalo in the Diggs trade in addition to drafting former Miami receiver K.J. Osborn and signing free-agent pass-catcher Tajae Sharpe to go along with several intriguing UDFAs.

That also doesn’t mention some players that could take a step forward in 2020 including Bisi Johnson and Chad Beebe.

Although the Vikings offense is predicated on the running game, they’ll need to find a way to quickly adapt to life without Diggs.

So let’s look at what receivers Minnesota has coming into camp this year as well as look into the future to see where this group could be as they move toward the regular season.