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:
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
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!
Topics: Minnesota Vikings