4 biggest priorities for the Vikings in the 2021 offseason

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What must the Minnesota Vikings do in order to get back to the playoffs in 2021?

There is still one game remaining on the 2020 schedule for the Minnesota Vikings, but the result won’t have an impact on what their plans will be for the upcoming offseason.

The Vikings will either finish with six or seven wins after next weekend and an underwhelming year will come to an end. After making it to the divisional round of the playoffs in 2019, nothing went according to plan for Minnesota this season.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will both be entering the 2021 campaign on the hot seat, so the upcoming offseason is extremely important in terms of how it could affect their futures with the franchise.

Despite the fact that Minnesota will finish this year with a losing record, they’re not going to have a ton of holes to fill on their roster. The Vikings offense is full of youthful playmakers and the team’s defense is expected to get a number of their top contributors back for 2021.

Still, there are enough parts of the team that will need improving this offseason. Upgrading depth and planning for the future are two of the biggest things Minnesota should be focusing on during the next few months.

What are some of the other top priorities that the Vikings should have once they begin the 2021 offseason after their final game of the year next Sunday?