Minnesota Vikings: Dear Santa, Please stop at Team Headquarters

Dear Santa from the Minnesota Vikings,

‘Tis the season, ladies and gentlemen, and we here at WBLZ Media are no different. We have some gift ideas for the Minnesota Vikings, and this seems like the proper time to share those. So, in the spirit of the holiday, here are the things that I wish for you to bring the Vikings this holiday season.

Case Keenum – A Well Deserved Contract Extension

When the Minnesota Vikings signed Keenum to a one year deal to be Sam Bradford’s back-up, no one, not even the most hardcore fans, wanted to see him on the field. He was a disaster starting for the then St. Louis Rams, and really showed no promise. However, when Bradford went down with his injury after Week 1, Keenum has been nothing short of spectacular.

He has thrown for 3,219 yards, 20 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions. His command of the offense has been superb, and he has been a steady hand in the pocket. When the season is over, the Vikings will have to make the call on whether to keep Keenum, Bradford, and the returning Teddy Bridgewater, since all three will be free agents. After the season he had, it would be wise for the front office to re-sign Keenum to a very nice contract extension, a well-deserved one at that.

Dalvin Cook – A Return to Health and Explosiveness

Dalvin Cook was in the midst of a breakout rookie campaign when he went down with a season-ending ACL tear in Week 4. He was among the league leaders in rushing yards (354). He had one of the heaviest workloads among all running backs. It led to him breaking several of Adrian Peterson’s records. Including yards in his rookie debut and the amount, he racked up in his first three games. Now, Cook is focused on reaching smaller milestones as he recovers from the surgery performed by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews in October to repair his injured left knee. While a combination of Latavius Murray and Jerrick McKinnon have held down the fort. You can still see that the offense misses the explosive Cook. Here’s hoping that when he comes back in 2018, he is back to where he was prior to the injury, and then some.

A Home Game On February 4, 2018

It has never been done before. The “home team” playing in their “home stadium” in the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl. This year, they are playing the game in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Vikings, with a record of 11-3, have an excellent chance of making it to the big game. The NFC is locked and loaded this year, with possibly a 10 or 11 win team being left out in the cold when playoff time rolls around. It will not be easy. However, with the combination of a steady offense and a suffocating defense, may just help them break the mold. A home team will have that feeling to play the Super Bowl in front of its home crowd.


The Minnesota Vikings


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