3 scapegoats from the Vikings loss to the Bengals in Week 15

Which members of the Minnesota Vikings are receiving too much of the blame?

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens
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3. Rick Spielman - Former Vikings general manager

Seeing Rick Spielman on Vikings content in 2023? Who would've thought?! While Rick has been gone for a long time now, the ghosts of his past decisions still linger over Minnesota. This was no more apparent than this weekend when former Vikings QB Jake Browning led the Bengals over Minnesota.

While Spielman was certainly not the best, nor was he the worst, the decision to cut Jake Browning four times during his tenure is front and center in NFL news now, as Browning let it be known after the game that Minnesota should have never let him walk.

While Vikings fans love bashing Spielman, it's truly time to just let it all go. Minnesota has Kwesi Adofo-Mensah now, another general manager who fans love to hate, but it's time to let Spielman and his tumultuous decisions ride off into the sunset.

He did some good, he did some bad, but at the end of the day, "Slick Rick" is long gone. It's up to the new regime to fix whatever mistakes Rick made, and it's up to the fans to let Rick's history fade away. It's a new age in Minnesota.

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