There are a few offseason moves that could happen very quickly. Here are some things we will be watching for over the following weeks:
Obviously, the 2010 Vikings will be greatly defined by the decision that Brett Favre has ahead of him. Favre is under contract through 2010, with $13 million awaiting him should he decide to return for another shot at it.
Pat Williams promised to retire if the Vikings won the Super Bowl, but made no indication as to what he would do if their season ended early. At 38, Pat Williams could make the very understandable decision to hang up his cleats once and for all.
It hasn’t been talked about much, but Ryan Longwell is another Viking that is old enough to be considering retirement after another disappointing end to a season.
The Vikings defense missed Henderson greatly after he suffered a gruesome injury late in the year. Questions as to if/when Henderson will be back into football shape immediately arose and his rehab will be a main storyline throughout the offseason.
With Tony Dungy endorsing his cause, Frazier could very well find himself a head coaching position this year leaving the Vikings searching for a new defensive coordinator. While the Vikings elongated season seemingly hurt Frazier’s chances of getting a gig, there are still a few spots where he could end up. Keep an eye on Oakland’s situation with Tom Cable.
The Vikings running backs coach has done a good job of teaching Adrian Peterson many things. One thing he has been able to coach Peterson through has been his fumble problems. I hate to say it, but don’t be surprised if the Vikings part ways with Bieniemy in an effort to find a way to fix Peterson’s problem that was the single biggest factor in their playoff loss.