4 Vikings players who could retire after the 2020 season

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Which Minnesota Vikings players could retire after the 2020 season?

A drab 2020 season for the Minnesota Vikings is almost at an end. The team won’t be appearing in the postseason after their elimination from playoff contention thanks to a disastrous defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. Minnesota’s attention now turns to what is sure to be an eventful offseason period during the next few months.

The Vikings have their work cut out managing a salary-cap in 2021 that could potentially be coming down due to revenue losses related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some incredibly tough decisions need to be made by the powers that be to keep Minnesota competitive in the face of so much financial adversity.

There are also some serious holes that need to be filled, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stated after their Week 16 loss that this is the worst defensive unit he’s ever coached and a far cry from the solid defensive stricture that has been the cornerstone of Minnesota’s success over the years.

Some might also choose to call it a career for varying reasons following the team’s season finale against the Detroit Lions. Who are some of these Vikings players that could retire after the 2020 season?

Player No. 1

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Britton Colquitt – P

Britton Colquitt is firmly in the twilight of his career and he might decide his time is up after a 10-year stint in the league.

The punter has been solid, but not spectacular during his two seasons in Minnesota, so it might be time for the organization to look at a younger player who can fill the position long-term.

Colquitt has a Super Bowl ring to show from his time in the league, which is his undoubted highlight. However, at 35-years-old it does get hard for some to motivate themselves for meetings and practice, so the Vikings could be looking for another punter in 2021 if the veteran decides to walk away.