Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) leads teammates out of the tunnel during pre game warm ups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Will Have Cap Room To Spend

As of now, the Vikings have the 4th most cap space available entering free agency.  Minnesota still has several in-house free agents to sign, but after that, they should still be in a good position to make a run at a high end free agent or two.

Minnesota is currently approximately $23 million under the cap, if we assume that the 2014 salary cap will be aroud $126 million.  The only three teams with more cap room at the moment are the Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here is the total cap value by position for the Vikings:

Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) hands the ball off during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback (1): $3,232,213

Running back (4): $17,725,999

Wide receiver (5): $10,456,320

Tight end (4): $7,613,280

Offensive line (6): $18,318,687

Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) celebrates a sack during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Browns defeated the Vikings 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive line (5): $12,441,182

Linebacker (3): $9,370,027

Cornerback (4): $3,650,455

Safety (5): $6,855,788

Specialists (3): $2,410,531

As you can see, the Vikings will need to add several players to reach the number of players at each position that they will be comfortable with.  That includes a couple quarterbacks, linebackers, and defensive line players.

After they sign those players, which big name free agent do you think Minnesota should go after?  Let us know in the comments!

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