5 Vikings heading into a make-or-break season in 2022

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There are some Minnesota Vikings players who are under contract and will need to play well in 2022 in order to secure their future with the franchise.

At the moment, fans of the Minnesota Vikings are focused primarily on the situation involving hiring the team’s next head coach and general manager. However, there is a lot more to be concerned about heading into the 2022 NFL season.

For some players, there are still questions surrounding their future with the team but players don’t get infinite chances to make a great impression and secure their spot on the roster for another year.

The upcoming season will feel different in a lot of ways. With a new head coach and general manager in place, how the players are evaluated could be different and they will have one final opportunity to prove their worth.

Let’s take a look at five players for the Minnesota Vikings who must look at the 2022 NFL season as a make-or-break year for their future with the team and why their performance in the coming season is so important.