4 players the Vikings should avoid extending during the 2022 offseason

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Garrett Bradbury – C

Garrett Bradbury‘s situation is a little different than everyone else on this list since he has a contract option for 2023 due to being a first-round draft pick in 2019.

So for Bradbury, not extending him will be defined as the Vikings not picking up that fifth-year option during the 2022 offseason.

His tenure with Minnesota just hasn’t gone well enough for the team to reward him by picking up his contract option for 2023. Especially since that option is projected to be worth more than $12 million.

With the Vikings keeping Bradbury on the bench earlier this season even after he was removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, it proves that the team is already starting to think about other options at the center position.

He still has a few games left to prove that he deserves to at least keep his starting center job in 2022, but Bradbury has done nothing in his time with Minnesota to convince the team that he’s worth paying more than $12 million in 2023.