With a week of free agency having come and gone, the Minnesota Vikings have made a number of surprising moves—one could argue that the Vikings have gotten worse just as easily as one could argue that they've gotten better. The moves range from savvy to confusing, and breaking down which moves are what will be a critical part to evaluating the front office.
Like most teams, the Vikings took care of their own first and then moved around the market. General manager Rick Spielman has consistently espoused a strategy of building through the draft and eschewing free agency in order to find the parts the Vikings need on their team—something Vikings fans saw once again with a relatively quiet (although punctuated) free agency period.
One of the many parts to building a team, free agency will only reveal part of the Vikings' overall plan—one fans won't see all of until the free agency period dies down. During this period, the Vikings also executed other parts to an overall plan, including the surprising trade of Percy Harvin to NFC contenders (and sometime rivals) the Seattle Seahawks.
How have the Vikings fared?