The start of training camp is an exciting time for any fan of the Minnesota Vikings.
It marks the beginning of a fresh season—a chance for this team to get back to the top of the NFC North and hopefully compete deep into the playoffs.
As reported by the folks over at Vikings.com, for the 49th time in a row, the team will be hosting their annual training camp in Mankato, Minnesota.
What's normally home to Minnesota State University, the Vikings will bring their entire roster with them, as they look to build a new brand of "post-Leslie Frazier era" football.
Head coach Mike Zimmer's first camp should be as entertaining as it is informative.
The task ahead of the 2014 Vikings isn't an easy one. The NFC North has become a hotbed for competition. The Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are juiced with talent and each franchise has an established quarterback leading the charge.
Searching for their own answer at signal-caller, the Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater in the first round of May's draft. Will he be the guy starting under center from day one?
It's time now to check out five storylines to watch for during training camp. From Bridgewater being named the starter to deciphering how the team's redesigned defense will function, it's going to be one intriguing summer of football in Mankato.