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Lunchbreak: MMQB: Vikings Rank Among NFL's Least-needy Teams

Posted Feb 14, 2018

The Vikings went 13-3 in 2017 as Minnesota won the NFC North, earned a first-round bye and advanced to the NFC title game.

As the Vikings turn their attention to the 2018 offseason, Andy Benoit of The Monday Morning Quarterback wrote that the Vikings are among the league’s least-needy teams.

Benoit noted that while the Vikings do have to make a decision at quarterback, he said that there aren’t a ton of holes on Minnesota’s roster.

Benoit wrote:

The starting unit is rock-solid, so a luxury draft pick can be afforded if the right player is on the board. To plug future holes, the Vikings might also look to D-tackle, where free-agent rotational guys Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen will most likely earn starter money on the open market. A project DT makes sense in the draft, given how successful Mike Zimmer has been at developing talent off his bench.

Benoit ranked Minnesota at 27 in a list that started with the New York Jets as the “neediest” team. The only teams deemed less needy than the Vikings were the Eagles, Saints, Falcons, Steelers and Patriots.

The Eagles, Saints and Patriots are all on the Vikings 2018 schedule.

The Vikings currently hold the 30th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Moss’ 41st birthday celebrated

It’s been quite a February for Randy Moss. The legendary receiver was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 3, and he turned 41 on Tuesday.

Moss received a barrage of birthday wishes, and the goat emoji was used heavily.

Here is a tweet from Moss, as well as wishes from the Vikings and a highlight video of all of his touchdowns of 40 or more yards: