4 big plans that could go wrong for the Vikings in 2022

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Danielle Hunter
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Danielle Hunter /
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What big plans formed by the Minnesota Vikings could go wrong in 2022?

Although there have been some landmark changes across the Minnesota Vikings since the 2021 campaign came to a conclusion, many within the fanbase and across the national media are expecting Kevin O’Connell to hit the ground running as head coach.

Much will depend on how quickly the Vikings can get everyone on the same page. Early reports have been promising and players are speaking glowingly about the shift in direction, but the proof will come when competitive games get here in the near future.

Minnesota has enough talent to be competitive, at the very least. It’s also worth remembering how they weren’t that far off the postseason in 2021 despite a rollercoaster final season for Mike Zimmer before he was eventually removed from his duties.

It’ll be interesting to see how things unfold. With that being said, here are four big plans that could go wrong for Minnesota in 2022.

Big Plan No. 1

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Keeping faith with Garrett Bradbury

After another poor season from Garrett Bradbury, the Vikings had a big decision to make regarding the former first-round selection. Although the organization didn’t pick up his fifth-year option, they appear willing to give him one more shot at proving himself as a productive starter in 2022.

Bradbury has an added sense of urgency with his future on the line. The North Carolina State product hasn’t met objectives to date, but there should be more consistency across the protection that can be an asset if the player also improves accordingly.

Anything less will likely spell the end of Bradbury’s stint in Minnesota. Another first-round pick that didn’t come close to reaching expectations.