The Minnesota Vikings made the playoffs in 2022. The offense was led by third-year wideout Justin Jefferson who has cemented himself among the best pass-catchers in the league. Minnesota should largely return the same players next season but have some holes on defense to fill. They should still find themselves toward the top of the NFC North in 2023.
2022 in review
The Vikings picked up their first division title since 2017. Despite going 4-2 in division games, they largely handled business throughout the season. They had a 13-4 record, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. Overall, it was a big season for Minnesota.
Minnesota will have some key defensive players to replace. Cornerback Patrick Peterson played 95.2% of defensive snaps, with LB Erik Kendricks playing 94.4% and CB Chandon Sullivan logging 81.4%. The Vikings also likely need to invest in a solid secondary receiver behind Jefferson after they released Adam Thielen.
Minnesota Vikings’ free agency rumors, signings and losses
- Vikings re-signed RB Alexander Mattison to a two-year, $7 million contract, per Tom Pelissero.
- The Vikings are signing former Cardinals CB Byron Murphy to a 2-year deal worth $22 million, per Ian Rapoport.
- Vikings re-signing long snapper Andrew DePaolo to a 3-year, $4.025 million deal, per Adam Schefter.
- The Vikings are bringing back C Garrett Bradbury on a 3-year, $15.75 million deal, per Ian Rapoport.
- Vikings signed former Saints EDGE Marcus Davenpor to a one-year, $13 million contract, per Ian Rapoport.
- Vikings re-signed QB Nick Mullens, per Field Yates. .
- Vikings signed former Ravens TE Josh Oliver to a three-year, $21 million contract, per Mike Garafolo.
- Vikings signed former Packers’ DE Dean Lowry to a two-year, $8.5 million contract, per Tom Pelissero.
- The Vikings released WR Adam Thielen on Friday, March 10.
- Browns signed former Vikings DT Dalvin Tomlinson to a four-year, $57 million contract, per Ian Rapoport.
- Steelers signed former Vikings CB Patrick Peterson to a two-year, $14 million contract, per Adam Schefter.