5 worst moves of the Minnesota Vikings 2021 offseason

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The Minnesota Vikings have earned rave reviews for their 2021 offseason, but there are several moves that missed the mark.

By most accounts, the Minnesota Vikings had a successful offseason. With the ultimatum of returning to the playoffs or being fired, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman went to work shoring up both sides of the ball in a quest to chase the final playoff spot in the NFC.

Minnesota started out by cutting a trio of veterans to get under the salary cap. The Vikings used that savings to spend millions in free agency to help fix the worst defense Zimmer has ever had. The offseason was capped off in the draft where Minnesota attempted to fix their decade-long problem along the offensive line.

With the Vikings still having enough cap space left over to make another move, they are a team that could be crowned the champions of the 2021 offseason.

But not all of their moves hit the mark. While it’s tough to gauge which moves will pan out, there were some head-scratchers. These decisions could haunt Minnesota and produce another disappointing season in 2021.

So let’s rank the five worst moves (or non-moves) of the Vikings offseason and see how they’ll affect the team in 2021 and beyond.