The Vikings haven’t made the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 2008-2009, when Brad Childress was coach and Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin were starring for the team. Hire an up-and-coming GM
There’s nothing inherently wrong with pursuing an experienced former GM to replace Spielman, but if the Vikings are going to start over up top, they might as well prioritize innovation. Hire an offensive head coach
Brian Flores might be the lone exception when it comes to defensive minds, but the Vikings have spent the past decade trying to get over the hump with a veteran coach from that side of the ball. Can the Vikings win with Cousins in 2022, especially with a new coach? Yes.