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Minnesota Vikings 2021 free agency outlook

The Vikings head into 2021 free agency coming off a 7-9 season. We break down their free agents, cap space, and more.

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The Minnesota Vikings will need to make some upgrades to their roster to compete for the NFC North in 2021, but they are in the negatives for cap space. Minnesota finished with a 7-9 record, just a game out of the playoffs and six games behind the Green Bay Packers in the division. Minnesota will have plenty of decisions this offseason as the Vikings are looking find themselves in the playoffs.

Lost revenue due to COVID-19 will impact every team, but with so many free agents the likely drop in the league wide salary cap number could make things difficult. The 2020 number was around $198 million, while the 2021 number could drop to $180.5 million according to Over The Cap, but is subject to change.

Franchise/Transition Tag possibilities

The Vikings placed the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris in the 2020 offseason and made $11,441,000 last season. According to Pro Football Focus, he is the seventh best free agent on the market, so he is still looked at fairly highly across the NFL. It is unlikely he signs the franchise tag again, and he will be a free agent at age 29. It also seems unlikely the Vikings will utilize the franchise tag this offseason especially when they are looking to shed some money to get back under the cap.

Salary cap

Estimated 2021 cap space: -$12,149,781

2021 transactions

Free agent signings


Free agent departures




Notable unrestricted free agents

* Denotes Restricted Free Agent (RFA)

Vikings 2021 Free Agents

Pos Player 2020 Team 2021 Team
Pos Player 2020 Team 2021 Team
QB Sean Mannion Vikings
RB Ameer Abdullah Vikings
RB Mike Boone* Vikings
WR Chad Beebe* Vikings
RT Rashod Hill Vikings
C Brett Jones Vikings
LG Dakota Dozier Vikings
EDGE Ifeadi Odenigbo* Vikings
IDL Jaleel Johnson Vikings
LB Eric Wilson Vikings
LB Todd Davis Vikings
LB Hardy Nickerson Vikings
S Anthony Harris Vikings
S George Iloka Vikings