3 free agents who could start for the Minnesota Vikings in 2020

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Jason Peters – LT

No one is breaking any news when they say the Vikings offensive line wasn’t very good last year. But apparently Minnesota didn’t have the same feelings as everyone watching at home did since they didn’t do a whole lot to improve the unit this offseason.

Heading into training camp, it’s possible that the Vikings might only have one new starter on their offensive line during the upcoming season. Somehow Riley Reiff and Pat Elflein are still on Minnesota’s roster and in position to keep their spots as the starters on the left side of the line.

If the Vikings are looking for an upgrade over Reiff at left tackle and they don’t feel confident enough yet to put rookie Ezra Cleveland in the starting lineup, they could turn to the free-agent market and try to bring in Jason Peters.

Even at 38-years-old, Peters is still capable of being a starter in the NFL. He’s dealt with some injury issues in the past, but he lined up on the field for at least 75 percent of the offensive snaps with the Philadelphia Eagles during each of the last two seasons.

Peters wouldn’t be a long-time solution at left tackle, but him being a better option to protect Kirk Cousins’ blind-side instead of Reiff in 2020 isn’t a hard argument to win.