The Minnesota Vikings plunge into free agency got underway this past Tuesday.
With an estimated $26.2 million dollars in cap space to throw around, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman had more than enough money to go out and make a splash this offseason.
One thing we've learned so far about Spielman and the Vikings, is that they understand the situation they're in and are dedicated to rebuilding this team the right way.
It's easy to look at John Elway and the Denver Broncos and ask the question, "why can't that be us?"
For obvious reasons that include Peyton Manning and a trip to the Super Bowl last season, Elway's spending spree is indicative of a general manager trying to capitalize on a shrinking championship window.
Unlike the Broncos, the Vikings are a team in the midst of a complete overhaul.
With Mike Zimmer running the show and a roster full of holes, Spielman doesn't have the luxury of going out and blowing stacks of moola on just a few players.
Examining the moves, decisions and strategy Spielman has made so far, it's now time to dive in and check out what we've learned about the Vikings after the start of free agency.