6 reasons why the Minnesota Vikings will make the 2020 playoffs

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
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Minnesota’s upper-level talent on their roster

This past offseason, the Vikings departed with a number of experienced veterans who had helped the team achieve a lot of success during the last few years.

So this season, Minnesota’s current roster features a bunch of new faces and it’s full of inexperience. At the same time, however, the Vikings roster is also home to some of the top players the NFL has to offer.

Dalvin Cook currently leads the league in total touchdowns in addition to ranking second in rushing yards, Adam Thielen leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns, Justin Jefferson is in contention to be this season’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, Eric Kendricks is on track to earn his second-straight First-Team All-Pro selection, and Harrison Smith is still one of the best safeties in the league.

There aren’t a ton of teams around the league that have multiple players on their roster who are in the conversation as the best in their position group. Minnesota does and these are the guys that are going to have the most impact on them making a run towards the playoffs.