23 Vikings Questions on Training Camp Eve

A Vikings Preview for Week 5 vs. Bears
Jan 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) tackles Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

Readers who have been following Purple PTSD throughout the month of July have likely seen the “Pertinent Purple Topics” pieces (which was later trimmed to “PPT”). My goal was merely to highlight questions, concerns, and issues the team will be looking to address as it marches toward the Week 1 game against the Packers. Below, you’ll find the full list.

The title promises 23 questions. Astute readers may have noticed that there are only 22 listed above. To deliver on the promise, I’ll offer one more question.

Was the overall direction of the offseason misguided? The team had the chance to fully build for the future. Instead, the Vikings decided to merely retool rather than rebuild. Putting forth another average season would certainly be a disappointment, one that would likely lead to the beginning of a rebuild.

The hope, of course, is that Minnesota finds meaningful success in 2022. That’ll mean not only getting into the playoffs but winning games (the plural is intentional) once there. A Super Bowl is very unlikely, but I’d be thrilled to be wrong.

These goals, though, are a long way off. In the meantime, enjoy training camp, Vikings fans. We’ll have tons of news, analysis, and rumors to keep everyone up to date.