As we discussed last week, Rudolph could thrive under offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who's got a long and impressive resume with tight ends. He's been a reliable red zone threat, but if he can turn into a Jason Witten-type weapon in the middle of the field, joining Patterson and Greg Jennings, the Vikings could open up a new layer of their offense and make life easier for both Adrian Peterson and a prospective new quarterback.
It would also be a good time for Rudolph to take off, too. He'll be a free agent after next season, and could be in line for a contract extension before then. The 2013 Pro Bowl MVP was on track for his best season before breaking his foot last November, and under Turner, he could have a transformational effect on the Vikings' offense.