The Vikings' first-round draft pick, Matt Kalil, is on everyone's radar screen, as he is the highest selected offensive tackle for the Vikings since they drafted Ron Yary first overall in 1969. Yary played 14 seasons with the Vikings and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Fans are clamoring for any news they can get about Adrian Peterson's progress toward his goal of being ready to play in the Vikings' opener against the Jaguars on Sept. 9. Peterson is a mere 66 yards from becoming Minnesota's all-time rushing leader.
There's a lot of anticipation for second-year quarterback Christian Ponder to show some improvement in 2012, bettering his 2-8 record and 70.1 passer rating—the worst rating of the three quarterbacks to take a snap last season.
There's talk about how defensive end Jared Allen will follow up his record-breaking season when he set the Vikings' single-season mark with 22 sacks, just missing the NFL record.
Everyone wants to know which wide receiver—newly signed Jerome Simpson or Arkansas rookies Greg Childs and Jarius Wright—will emerge as the Vikings' No. 1 receiver.
Oh yeah, and Percy Harvin had offseason shoulder surgery—big deal.
Somewhere, with all of the hype surrounding the Vikings, their best player from last season just has not been the top story for fans.
On Wednesday, Harvin walked out of the afternoon session of Vikings minicamp, demanding a trade. Not a lot of details are known at this point, and there is plenty of speculation as to why the demand is coming now.
The last thing the Minnesota Vikings needed was a controversy to upset the rebuilding process. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has indicated that Minnesota has no interest in moving Harvin. The timing of this request is all wrong for Harvin, and here are five reasons it makes no sense for him to come forward now.