6 free-agent offensive tackles the Vikings could sign in 2021

(Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) Ty Sambrailo
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Ty Sambrailo

Ty Sambrailo isn’t the biggest name out there, but he could be an ideal replacement for either Riley Reiff or Brian O’Neill if either were to go down with an injury. Sambrailo can play both sides of the line and has plenty of experience, playing in 67 career games with 18 starts.

Sambrailo started his career out with the Denver Broncos when he entered the league back in 2015. At that time Gary Kubiak was the head coach and he was using his zone-blocking offensive scheme.

Sambrailo became well versed in that system and it fit his skillset well. Chances are extremely high that new Vikings’ offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak will utilize a similar blocking scheme that would make Sambrailo a perfect fit.

Sambrailo wouldn’t be a very expensive option on the open market. He has bounced around three teams in his six seasons in the league and is coming off a season where he made less than $2 million. Even with their cap-strapped restraints, he’s a player the Vikings could afford to sign.

He’d be a great bargain, being that he could fill in at either tackle spot, giving the team a two-for-one kind of deal.