At 4-6, the Vikings have assembled a disappointing display screen in 2020 so far, however the group still has plenty to develop off of for future seasons.

Yes, Stefon Diggs is a big loss, but Justin Jefferson has been a more-than-adequate replacement. Other young players like D.J. Wonnum, Irv Smith Jr. and Jeff Gladney have actually shown promise this season.

Bleacher Report likes what it sees. The outlet ranked the Vikings as having the 10th finest young core in the league. Here’s what it said about Minnesota:

” Minnesota keeps investing huge resources in clever locations, too. Garrett Bradbury, 25, was a first-round pick a year ago and has a 69.1 grade at Pro Football Focus. Cornerback Jeff Gladney, 23, was a first-rounder this year, and ideal guard Ezra Cleveland, 22 was a second-rounder this year. Both have actually shown flashes.

Along with mainstays Adam Thielen, Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith, it’s tough to dislike the long-lasting outlook in Minnesota.”

I believe if players like Gladney, Cleveland, Cameron Dantzler and others can take strides forward for 2021, this group could be back to a minimum of being decent.

There is the problem with Kirk Cousins, though. I utilized to defend Cousins for his level of play and efficiency, however I think this year proved that his faults are not going away. It’s time for the team to prepare a novice quarterback.

Cousins’ agreement is big, but the group can afford to have a gamer at the same position on a novice deal for the time being. And off course, a promising young quarterback produces a much better young core.