Not quite in the bottom five but still in the bottom 10, the Vikings have a long way to go to get to the top of the NFL.
To begin that climb, they need plenty — most importantly, they need good quarterback play.
Assuming they won’t be getting it any time soon, the Vikings start the year at No. 27 on the hierarchy of NFL franchises. With new coach Mike Zimmer ready to give an inconsistent roster a persistent kick in the butt, the Vikings could finish much higher.
How high depends on how far their quarterback will take them. Before that can be answered, we have to know who the quarterback will be.
Until that answer comes, provide your own answer below on the question of whether the ranking it too high, too low, or just right.