The hope is for a class of 20 in 2020, the NFL's 100th anniversary. The 20 finalists will include five modern-era players, and a 15-person bloc of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches.
The Vikings covered 76 yards in eight plays with the first-team offense, with a 34-yard Kirk Cousins-to-Adam Thielen connection providing the early highlight of Friday night's preseason opener in New Orleans.
Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer say Friday's preseason game against the Saints will give the first real look at the offense, though it will be short, and they expect to see a lot of former Viking Teddy Bridgewater in the game.
Lacking players under 25 doesn’t necessarily mean a roster is old. Rather it means that in the case of a good roster, at least, there are a lot of players in their prime who possibly have played together for a while.