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Current Minnesota Vikings news from 24/7 Sports, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, CBS Sportsline, Rotowire, KFAN, Skor North, and many others. Current News The Dallas Cowboys say former NFL quarterback and longtime assistant coach Wade Wilson has died.
The Cowboys said Wilson passed away Friday at his home in Coppell, Texas.
The team didn’t specify a cause of death for Wilson, who died on his 60th birthday. Our series will lead up to the opening of free agency on March 13. Kirk Cousins won’t be playing in the Super Bowl this season after falling short of expectations in Year One of his $84 million contract with the Vikings.
As we try to better understand what happened to the Minnesota Vikings in 2018 and where they can improve in 2019, we can use the data provided by Pro Football Focus’s QB Annual to determine why the team’s passing game ranked 22nd in Estimated Points Added. Still, that didn’t stop the 30-year-old quarterback from making sure someone else will be there to witness the NFL game of the year.
Danielle Hunter had a huge season for the Minnesota Vikings after signing a new deal prior to the 2018 campaign and he backed up all the hype surrounding him. Duane Benson, the executive director of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation who counted legislator, cattle rancher and professional football player among his many roles, died this weekend after a five-year battle with cancer.
While some may not give him enough of his due, his is a name that is emerging more and more in league circles as a player who is of elite caliber and one of the most recognizable names in the league at the position. Anthony Barr likely will always have a special place in Mike Zimmer’s defensive-loving heart.
As the Minnesota Vikings head into a vital offseason, we will look at each position under a microscope. The linebacker from UCLA was the first player the Vikings selected in the draft after Zimmer was named coach in 2014, and Zimmer has made it no secret that he encouraged general manager Rick Spielman to select Barr with the ninth-overall pick.
This week the football analytics company Pro Football Focus released its second Quarterback Annual, which includes an endless amount of data, from situational grades, to directional throws, to performance on first or second read to passer rating under pressure and on and on. Our series will lead up to the opening of free agency on March 13. The Minnesota Vikings have built one of the most talented rosters in the NFL during the regime of general manager Rick Spielman and his time running the draft board in the Twin Cities.
Anthony Barr is finally set to hit the open market for the first time in his career, and while the Minnesota Vikings have said a handful of times that they hope to find a way to keep him in the Twin Cities for the forseeable future, it is looking more and more as if a parting of the ways could be in the cards. However, many of the core players on the roster now were not selected early on, which raises the question of just how much the Vikings are hitting on their first round picks.
The Minnesota Vikings still have one of the best rosters in the league despite not making the playoffs in 2018, but it is clear that some major upgrades and tweaks are needed if they are going to re-emerge as a Super Bowl contender anytime soon. Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings were supposed to be a shoe-in for the playoffs this year coming off of an NFC title game appearance in 2017 and a loaded roster with a new franchise quarterback. Our series will lead up to the opening of free agency on March 13.
The Minnesota Vikings lost their final game and missed the playoffs, which is disappointing of course, but it is hard not to look ahead to who will be hitting the free agent market as fans feel as if there are still a number of holes to fill before being a true Super Bowl team. 18 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft and have no shortage of needs heading into one of the most critical offseasons in recent team history with a lot on the line for the future of the organization. By most preseason projections, the Minnesota Vikings underachieved in 2018, going 8-7-1 after a 13-3 season that led them to the NFC Championship Game following the 2017 season. The NFL’s conference championship Sunday turned into much-happier viewing for Vikings followers than it was a year earlier, when their heroes, riding the crest of the Minneapolis Miracle, were humbled 38-7 by the Eagles in Philadelphia.