4 Vikings offseason moves that aren’t getting talked about enough

(Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) Jordan Hicks
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Minnesota Vikings signed Jordan Hicks

One of the first signings made by the Minnesota Vikings this offseason was a good one. The team bolstered their linebacker options with the acquisition of Jordan Hicks, who enjoyed a standout spell with the Arizona Cardinals before being let go to make way for Zaven Collins and Isaiah Simmons – two first-round draft selections.

This is just par for the course across the league. Hicks was a tackling machine in 2021 after reportedly being on the trade black and providing he can pick things up quickly in Minnesota, his partnership with All-Pro Eric Kendricks should be a profitable one.

With three-straight seasons accumulating more than 100 tackles, Hicks is an instinctive presence that can impact proceedings in a multitude of different ways. The Vikings are moving to a 3-4 defense under the new regime, so this was a tremendous pickup that’s gone relatively overlooked compared to other moves.

Considering how the Vikings have approached this offseason, they clearly feel playoff football is atttainable next season. This is a roster stacked with playmakers and if Hicks performs up to or above the level we saw from the player in 2021, it’s going to help the team’s cause a significant amount.