Tough times in Minnesota. The Vikings head into the final week of the season on the outside looking in once again. Minnesota will wrap up its disappointing season week 17 vs the Jets, before the team heads into the offseason. With only 4 picks in the upcoming draft after trading it's 1st and 3rd picks earlier in the season, and several players already stating their desire to hit FA, it's going to be an interesting spring in MN. Out of the many holes the team will have to patch over the offseason, the most intriguing may be that of the departure of Ben Roethlisberger. With Big Ben's absence, questions have already began to arise about last years 5th overall pick QB Ben Sutherland. Sutherland struggled mightily at times and looked lost during his rookie season. He also caught the injury bug and has been absent from the lineup since a week 12 UBI. Once deemed "a huge mistake by the Vikings" and being the only player to receive an "F" in Vanflanks Stank 1st round grades, Sutherland's window appeared to be closed, but new Head Coach Lavers is willing to give him another chance. "He's a young kid who has something to prove to the world. Ben is a capable NFL QB who just needs the right mentor, and I'll do everything I can to get him where he needs to be." The team heads into the offseason set to clear about 30-40M in cap space, which should be enough to reel in a few quality FA's and fill the remaining holes. All said and done, the Vikings still boast some all star talent heading into next season and have performed well since hiring Lavers in week 14. This offers the slightest glimmer of hope that we will finally pull ourselves from the depths in 2023. Until next year, Vikings faithful, SKOL!