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What’s Next Vikings Fans? Vikings’ Disappointing Season & Future Prospects

Join Tyler Forness on The Real Forno Show as he analyzes the Minnesota Vikings’ disappointing season, explores their future prospects, including the decision at quarterback with Kirk Cousins becoming a free agent, areas that need attention for a bounce back, potential changes brought by new defensive coordinator Brian Flores, the team’s strategy for the upcoming NFL draft, and the impact of the National Championship Game on draft prospects J.J. McCarthy and Michael Penix Jr. SKOL!

In this episode of The Real Forno Show, Tyler and Dave dive deep into the Minnesota Vikings’ disappointing season and explore the team’s future prospects. With a regular season record of 7-10 and missing out on the playoffs, the Vikings find themselves in a critical position as they head into the offseason. The duo discusses the team’s 11th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and the potential opportunities to move up and secure a quarterback.

Tyler and Dave analyze the game against the Detroit Lions, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses displayed by the Vikings. They ponder over the lessons that can be learned from this particular game and how it impacts the team’s overall performance. The conversation then shifts towards the pressing question of whether the Vikings should re-sign Kirk Cousins, the team’s current starting quarterback.

The hosts delve into Kirk Cousins’ recent media statements, highlighting his emphasis on the significance of money representing the unquestioned starting quarterback position. Tyler provides his interpretation of Cousins’ comments, explaining that the quarterback desires the assurance and security of being the team’s primary option. However, with Cousins approaching 36 years old and recovering from a torn Achilles, the decision becomes more complex for the Vikings.

The discussion delves into the potential ripple effects of the Vikings’ decision regarding Cousins. It becomes apparent that the resolution will impact the team’s cap space and their ability to address other roster needs. The hosts consider the historical precedent of teams with two quarterbacks and how it might influence the Vikings’ approach. They also acknowledge the importance of culture and the positive impact that an empowering and nurturing environment can have on a player’s performance.

As the episode draws to a close, Tyler and Dave mention their sponsor, Underdog Rescue, an organization dedicated to saving dogs from various challenging situations. They encourage listeners to consider supporting animal adoption and making donations to help these furry friends in need.

Key Points:

  • Evaluation of the Minnesota Vikings’ disappointing season and future prospects
  • Analysis of the 11th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and potential opportunities for the team
  • Review of the game against the Detroit Lions and key takeaways
  • Discussion on whether the Vikings should re-sign Kirk Cousins as the starting quarterback
  • Interpretation of Kirk Cousins’ comments on the significance of money representing the starting position
  • Consideration of the impact of the decision on the team’s cap space and roster building
  • Examination of the historical precedent of teams with two quarterbacks
  • Importance of culture in fostering player performance and empowerment
  • Mention of sponsor, Underdog Rescue, and the importance of supporting animal adoption and donations

Lastly, Tyler provides insights on the highly anticipated National Championship Game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Washington Huskies. He discusses key players and their impact on their draft stocks.



Stay tuned for more episodes of The Real Forno Show as Tyler and Dave continue to provide in-depth analysis and engaging discussions about the Minnesota Vikings and other football-related topics.


Tyler Forness @TheRealForno of Vikings 1st & SKOL @Vikings1stSKOL and the Vikings Wire @TheVikingsWire and Dave Stefano @Luft_Krigare producing this Vikings 1st & SKOL production, on the @RealFornoShow. Podcasts partnered with Fans First Sports Network @FansFirstSN and Fans First Sports Network’s NFL feed @FFSN_NFL.