Vikings players reflect on the 2019 season, changes ahead

Updated: January 12, 2020 06:25 PM

The Vikings season didn't end the way they wanted, but then again, that is the case for 31 teams in the NFL.

Players emptied out their lockers Sunday afternoon in Eagan. Their 27-10 loss to San Francisco still fresh in their minds.


"It still hurts," defensive end Stephen Weatherly said on Sunday. "We had a good gameplan, just didn't execute, so still kinda sucks."

The roster will look a lot different next season. There's a chance that defense end Everson Griffen has played his final game with the Vikings after ten seasons in Minnesota.

"I wanna be a Viking for life, but it is a business, so we'll figure that out when that time gets here," Griffen said on Sunday. "I love this team. I love this organization. They took great care of me when I needed it the most."

Changes have already begun for the Vikings offense. Offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski is expected to be named the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns, so Minnesota will have a fifth different offensive coordinator in five years.

"I have so much respeect for him and the way the he carries out his life, his business," Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen said of Stefanski. "Thankful for his support and everything he's done for me over the years."

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