8 realistic candidates to be the next Vikings general manager

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Dan Morgan

Another name that is being touted for a promotion at some stage is Dan Morgan. The former linebacker turned front office member has a solid reputation for his pro personnel and draft evaluation and recently returned to the Carolina Panthers to work under Scott Fitterer – a place where he once turned out as a player.

Morgan’s also worked closely within the Buffalo Bills before joining the Panthers once again. However, if the chance to come on board with the Minnesota Vikings was presented, it’s something he would no doubt consider.

Whether the Vikings want someone with more experience is up for debate. But they could do far worse than look in Morgan’s direction given his standing in league circles.

Morgan was a prolific college player at Miami before enjoying a seven-year NFL career in Carolina, making one Pro Bowl. Nothing has been given to him behind the scenes, but one suspects he now has enough knowledge of how to run a franchise in readiness for the next step.

At least from the outside looking in, appointing Morgan as the man to replace Rick Spielman would be a shrewd bit of business by the Vikings. One that could bring some immediate success that can be sustained long-term.