4 Minnesota Vikings who are happy the 2020 season is over
By Dean Jones
Which Minnesota Vikings are glad to see the back of the 2020 season?
Another eventful season is officially in the books for the Minnesota Vikings. It was full of ups and downs before finishing in inevitable heartbreak, which is something every fan of the organization has come to expect over the years.
What comes next during the offseason for the Vikings could determine the shape of the franchise both in the short and long term.
Minnesota is expected to be really fighting against some pretty substantial salary-cap difficulties in 2021 that will ensure some bold and perhaps harsh decisions in the coming months to ensure the team remains competitive.
As for the 2020 season, it started with a dismal 1-5 record, and then it ended with the Vikings narrowly missing the playoffs. Minnesota deserves some real credit for getting back into contention, even if they still left themselves with a little too much work to do down the stretch.
With the 2020 campaign now over for the Vikings though, who are a few members of the organization that are glad to see the back of the recently concluded regular season?
Viking No. 1
Dan Bailey – K
It was a season to forget for Dan Bailey.
The kicker failed to reach the sort of level that earned him a new deal this offseason and this has cast some significant doubt as to whether he’ll be part of Minnesota’s plans moving forward.
Bailey ended the 2020 campaign with a 68.2 percent success rate on field goals – down 24.9 percent on the previous year – which simply isn’t the standard required.
What comes next for Bailey is unclear. Mike Zimmer has stated his confidence in the veteran kicker to turn things around, but when one considers he also missed six extra points, the writing seems to be on the wall in no uncertain terms.