5 early winners from the Minnesota Vikings 2021 offseason

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Mike Zimmer

To say Mike Zimmer wasn’t happy with the way things transpired in 2020 would be a big understatement. The head coach has prided himself on stout defenses throughout his time with the organization, so nobody would have been more stung by a complete capitulation in this area of the field.

The Minnesota Vikings made no secret about what their top priorities were during free agency. They maneuvered a tight financial situation extremely well and brought in some established veteran players that should turn this unit into a real force once again.

Couple this with some exciting additions on offense via the 2021 NFL Draft, and there will be no more excuses providing the injury bug doesn’t bite the Vikings once again.

Zimmer is one of the NFL’s longest-serving head coaches and is still loved and respected within the locker room. However, if things don’t go according to plan once again, then it’s inevitably going to come with questions about his long-term future.

That is for the future and hopefully won’t become a situation anyone has to consider. Zimmer got his wish this offseason and now has the right balance of youthful exuberance and savvy heads to call upon, which wasn’t the case last time around.

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The stakes are high for Zimmer and the Vikings in 2021. But everything is in place for the head coach to get this team back where it belongs.