What will happen during this year’s Minnesota Vikings training camp?
As the Minnesota Vikings get through the first full weekend of August, this is the time where fans start to get excited about football season. After taking a trip to TCO Performance Center (or Mankato back in the day), the preseason games started to show up on the calendar to give fans their first official look at the 2020 version of the Vikings.
But much like everything else in 2020, things aren’t going to follow the traditional format. The Vikings reported for training camp back on July 28, but they haven’t even had a padded practice yet.
Even as Minnesota begins the ramp-up period, they will only have 14 practices to decide who makes the team and who fills the hole in the starting lineup.
For a team like the Vikings, this will put them at a major disadvantage. Trying to acclimate a roster that includes 15 draft picks and countless more UDFAs will be tough.
Combine this with the fact that reporters are restricted in what news they can provide from camp, there’s a good chance we won’t know the answers about how Minnesota’s players look in this year’s camp until they hit the field at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 13.
Here, we’ll try to make some predictions on what could happen during camp and how they will shape the Vikings roster as the team hopes to take another step forward in 2020.