It was a day of mixed emotions at Vikings headquarters, as owner paperllamasunited announced to a closed group of the closest team press that he would be taking a step back in the organization, passing general management duties on to current Vikings head coach bellwoodbomb611.
A quick interview with the owner on KFAN shed some light on the move.
"The goal was never to run the Vikings on my own, I came from an organizational approach in Cleveland and Baltimore, to running a one-man show at first here in Minnesota, and I myself can see the vast differences between my two major roles; rising contender who made the playoffs and drafted a fan favorite in Baltimore, versus a team seemingly on the rapid downswing with moving away a fan favorite here in Minnesota." said llamas on Paul Allen's 9 to Noon radio show. "Upon first meeting coach bellwood, it seemed like an instant mesh between us, and so I'm confident in the direction this organization is going with him at the helm, the philosophies won't change. He overcame the obstacle of never being involved in NFLHC before and having to come in right away as the coach, on a depleted roster that was no fault of his own, and it took a little while to right the ship, but he got it going as the season went on. We've mutually determined that he's better suited in a management role, but now he's got that coaching experience under his belt, which makes him versatile, and that brings a lot of value to this organization. I think this is a move the fans will fully appreciate, the players will appreciate, and it's certainly a move that I appreciate. I'm hoping to have more time to work on media, which I love to create, and be more heavily involved in other aspects of the community."
With llamas stepping out of the picture as far as most roster management duties go, some question remains surrounding the coaching situation in Minnesota, as coach bellwood's contract as head coach is set to expire following the conclusion of the 2020 league year. Interested members may inquire about the position by PMing coach bellwood.
The Vikings have made coach bellwood and llamas available for open interview.