By Brad Berreman @bradberreman24 on June 11, 2014
The Minnesota Vikings are looking to turn things around quickly after finishing 5-10-1 in 2013, and a new regime led by head coach Mike Zimmer looks certain to set players up to succeed.
With training camp just around the corner already, here are five early predictions for the Vikings in 2014.
Rudolph had nine touchdown catches in 2012 with Christian Ponder under center, so better quarterback play and the arrival of Norv Turner as offensive coordinator is likely to yield career-highs across the board this year.
Peterson's career-high of 43 receptions came in 2009, and he also had 40 catches in 2012. His role on passing downs is likely to expand with a more imaginative offensive coordinator in place, so 50 receptions is possible.
Based on 2013, Robison would need 11.5 sacks to finish in the top-10 in the league in sacks this year. Not such a reach when you consider he had nine sacks last year.
Patterson finished second in league in all-purpose yards as a rookie last year, even with a limited offensive role early in the season. With a bigger role in Norv Turner's offense right out of the gate this year, big things are in store for Patterson.
Fans certainly want to see rookie Teddy Bridgewater in action, but I think Cassel will play well enough to keep the starting job all season.
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