4 reasons why the Vikings are a good situation for GM candidates

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The Minnesota Vikings have recently opened up their general manager spot and it should be an attractive job.

With Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer no longer running things for the Minnesota Vikings, ownership is tasked with finding the next regime. Despite missing the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, the Vikings still hold a very favorable opening for candidates of both of the roles left behind by Spielman and Zimmer.

Given the other openings that are available – the Chicago Bears are the other big option to keep an eye on – the Vikings stand out. With superstars on offense and a top-15 draft pick in 2022, the right staff can turn this around in a hurry.

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about this Vikings roster both for 2022 and for the future and that should draw quite the crowd. The head coach opening is also going to reach a large group of suitors, which is why the next general manager should really take his time getting things in order.

Regardless of the direction the team takes when filling out the front office, the options at their disposal should be exciting. With all of the possibilities that are out there, I think the Vikings are the best possible opening as things stand. Here are the top reasons why.