Which positions do the Minnesota Vikings spend most of their money on?
Hint: it’s definitely not at the running back position–at least not yet.
The NFL salary cap in 2020 for teams is uniformly $198.2 million. This spiked from the previous salary cap total in 2019 of $188.2 million.
The Minnesota Vikings currently have about $12 million in cap space. This is currently 19th-most in NFL. For context, the Kevin Stefanski and the Cleveland Browns have over $37 million to play around with.
A prevalent talking point (or grievance) is that the Vikings have an unfathomable amount of funds wrapped up in the quarterback position. As each day passes and new deals are inked, this notion is irrefutable debunked. The market has a knack for resetting itself seemingly on an annual basis.
If the quarterback and running back positions are not making the Vikings’ salary cap sag, just where are the 2020 dollars going?
The following are the top five positions on the depth chart in which the Vikings presently allocate funds. The positions are ranked from the least money to most money.