A Look at the Vikings’ Extensive List of 2024 Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings likely will play their final game of the season next weekend when they take on the Detroit Lions.
After that Week 18 game, all attention will turn to the offseason, and one major topic of discussion will be the extensive list of pending free agents in March. The Vikings are currently slated to have 24 players see their contracts come to an end when the season concludes.
The Extensive List of Vikings Pending Free Agents
Here is the list of Vikings set to hit free agency in March, per Spotrac:
- QB Kirk Cousins
- OLB Danielle Hunter
- OLB Marcus Davenport
- QB Josh Dobbs
- LB Jordan Hicks
- OT Oli Udoh
- G Chris Reed
- K Greg Joseph
- DE Jonathan Bullard
- WR Brandon Powell
- TE Johnny Mundt
- TE Nick Muse
- IOL Austin Schlottmann
- OLB D.J. Wonnum
- RB Cam Akers
- DT James Lynch
- LB Troy Dye
- IOL Blake Brandel
- IOL Dalton Risner
- WR K.J. Osborn
- DT Khyiris Tonga
- S Theo Jackson
- OT David Quessenberry
The 2023 offseason saw major changes to the roster as a result of the free agents. Patrick Peterson and Dalvin Tomlinson were in different uniforms for 2023. Eric Kendricks, Dalvin Cook, and Adam Thielen were cut. Za’Darius Smith was traded to the Cleveland Browns back in May. So, change aplenty, which is going to continue into the upcoming offseason.
2024 could see even more franchise-altering change as both Kirk Cousins and Danielle Hunter are set to hit the open market this time around. Both are Pro Bowl talents who have been cornerstone pieces to the offensive and defensive sides of the ball for years.
Additionally, the defense could see losses of Jonathan Bullard, Marcus Davenport, Troy Dye, Jordan Hicks, and D.J. Wonnum to their front seven. All of these players have made starts during the season.
Davenport was brought in during last spring’s free agency to be the replacement for Smith, but injuries have derailed his season, limiting him to only four games.
The Vikings did manage to limit this list a tad by inking T.J. Hockenson to a record contract during the summer. The tight end, acquired by Minnesota via trade in 2022, signed the dotted line on a four-year/$66.5 million contract.
This offseason will bring plenty of uncertainty to the future of this franchise and could be one that completely changes the direction of the team, especially if they decide not to bring back Cousins at the quarterback spot.
It should be an interesting spring and summer for the purple team as they try to build a roster for next season. Buckle up.
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