1. Kyle Rudolph
Without a doubt, Kyle Rudolph is the biggest loser for the Minnesota Vikings. Coming off one of the better seasons of his career which found him catching 64 passes for 634 yards and four touchdowns, it felt like the team could be good with the group of tight ends the team had.
Rumors started to circulate about the team’s interest in tight end Irv Smith Jr. among the fan based and when the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft rolled around, he was still on the board for the Vikings to take him.
With Minnesota entering a tough salary cap situation where Rudolph is set to make $7.26 million in the final year of his contract and turning 30 this year, the tight end becomes one of the top candidates to not return to the team based on financial reasons alone.
Some news outlets even believe that Rudolph could be traded before the regular season starts to clear some of the team’s salary cap and have the team move forward with Smith, David Morgan, and Tyler Conklin, but realistically fans should expect 2019 to be the farewell season for Kyle Rudolph.
Are there any other big losers from the team’s roster following the 2019 NFL Draft? And who do you think was the biggest loser from the Minnesota Vikings? Let us know what you think in the comments section!