8 bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings 2021 season

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The Minnesota Vikings are heading into a crucial season. What could happen for Minnesota this year and will it be enough to return to the playoffs?

After a disappointing 2020, everything is on the line for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021. The current regime of Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman is on the hot seat. With the Kirk Cousins era falling short of expectations, the Vikings might not only need to return to the playoffs this season, but also make a deep run to save their jobs.

That creates an interesting dynamic heading into the season. Minnesota dumped roughly $45 million into their defense and spent more draft resources on building their offensive line. While there are several star players, there’s also a lack of depth that could derail the season.

With the normal risk of injury amplified by the looming threat of COVID-19, the Vikings go into this season with no margin for error.

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That makes for what could be a pivotal season. If Minnesota makes a deep run, the current regime could be extended. If they don’t, it could kick off a new era of Vikings football where they look to replace their head coach, general manager, and quarterback in 2022.