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Can Greg Jennings be Minnesota's go-to receiver?
Of all the offenses among teams that made the 2012 postseason, the offense of the Minnesota Vikings was undoubtedly the least balanced.
While running back Adrian Peterson was off trying to grab historic records, quarterback Christian Ponder and the rest of the aerial offense was struggling just to maintain some semblance of parity.
Ponder, in his first full season as a starter in 2012, managed to complete 62.1 percent of his passes but did so for just 2,935 yards. Peterson, by comparison, amassed 2,314 combined rushing and receiving yards by himself.
Now that two of the team's top-three receiving options from a year ago (Percy Harvin and Mike Jenkins) are no longer on the Vikings' roster, it would be easy to assume that Minnesota will be a one-man show again in 2013.
However, the Vikings have taken the steps to retool their receiving corps, signing former Packers wideout Greg Jennings in free agency and drafting Tennessee product Cordarrelle Patterson back in April.
Patterson, in particular, appears ready to add a new dynamic to the Vikings offense this season. In 2012, he totaled 778 yards and five touchdowns for the Volunteers and was regarded as one of the most explosive pass-catchers available heading into the draft.
Jennings, meanwhile, should provide the veteran presence needed to aid in Ponder's development.
If Jennings and Patterson fit in well with coordinator Bill Musgrave's offense, the Vikings could have a much more balanced and playoff-worthy offense this season.
At the very least, the team should have enough on film to determine if Ponder can indeed be the team's franchise signal-caller.