The Future Outlook of the Minnesota Vikings

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The Future Outlook of the Minnesota Vikings
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After a disappointing 3-6 start to their season, it looks like Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings are not going to be able to crawl back into the playoff hunt.

Even though they are not mathematically eliminated, it is hard to see the Vikings winning at least six of the next seven games to finish with a nine- or ten-win record.

I still don't think nine wins would get them a wild card spot in the NFC.

The second year of the Brett Favre project looks like to be a complete disaster.

Until they are officially out of the playoffs, Brett Favre will be the starting quarterback. With respect to the legend, the organization needs to sit him and see if Tarvaris Jackson has any ability to be a starting quarterback for a playoff-caliber team.

Since Favre will not be coming back next year, the biggest priority for the team is to see if Jackson can play or decide if they need to draft/sign a quarterback in the off-season.

In addition to the quarterback, the organization has major questions on the right side of the offensive line as well as the secondary. The front office will also have to decide whether to re-sign key players such as Sydney Rice, Ray Edwards, Pat Williams, and Chad Greenway.

After looking at the remaining schedule, I see three to four wins at most for the men in purple. Assuming the organization wins six, they will likely be looking at a pick around the top ten in the draft.

Remember, this team still has a lot of talent all over the field. The Vikings could fix their problems easily with a few moves.

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