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After completely bottoming out after the disastrous end to the 2018 regular season, it appears that the confidence of Minnesota Vikings fans is on the rise once again.
I know, I’m scared, too.
Our most recent FanPulse poll asked, as it always does, how confident Vikings’ fans are in the direction of the team, and this time tracked how it’s changed over the course of the offseason. Here’s the graph that shows that upward trend.
When the regular season ended, just 22% of Vikings fans were confident in the direction of the team. By the time we got through the free agency period, that number had nearly doubled, rising all the way to 42%.
Fans were feeling even better as we got into the pre-draft process, as 60% of fans were confident in the direction the Vikings were going, and now that the draft is over, that figure is now up to 70%.
Yes, hope springs eternal in the offseason for NFL fans. However, even that 70% figure puts Vikings fans in the bottom half of all of the fan bases across the SB Nation network, and tied for last in the NFC North in that category. Leading the way, as you’d expect, are the Chicago Bears, with 100% of their fans saying that they’re confident in the direction of their team. In second place, we actually have the Detroit Lions at 75%, while Green Bay Packers fans are at 70% just like the Vikings are.
I think there are a lot of things to be optimistic about with this team, but then again I think I almost always feel that way. Thankfully, we’ve only got a little more than two months. . .two long, terrible, awful months. . .before our team gets back on the field.