4 reasons why the Vikings already have the best defense in the NFL

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The Mastermind

Minnesota wouldn’t even have a chance to be an elite defense next season without Mike Zimmer leading the charge. Zimmer’s guidance and coaching has resulted in the Vikings becoming known for their defensive excellence since the head coach was hired in 2014.

Zimmer is really good at putting players in the best position to succeed. He’s not going to ask his players to do things that they’re not capable of.

At the same time, Zimmer also expects his guys on defense to be at their best each and every week. This philosophy has proved to be successful in the past and with all the new weapons Minnesota added on the defensive side of the ball this year, the team could potentially have their best defense ever under their current head coach.

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Zimmer will be expecting the Vikings to rank among the top defenses in the NFL next season and with the potential of the unit being sky high, it’s hard to envision Minnesota’s defense not being among the best in the league in 2021.