5 underrated moves the Vikings made in 2022
By Adam Carlson
Raising ceilings as well as floors
With preseason inching closer every single day, the roster of the Minnesota Vikings looks to be exceptionally strong. They have a shockingly low number of camp battles for starting roles and a lot of young talent fighting for spots.
One interesting thing to note from Minnesota’s transactions is that they did sign quite a few veterans who might not actually make the 53-man roster. At first, this can look like a waste of a roster spot or salary cap, but it’s actually a very smart move.
The Vikings lacked depth for many seasons. Bringing in experienced players like Albert Wilson, Jesse Davis, Austin Schlottmann, Julian Taylor, and others stabilizes the roster and raises the floor of the roster by opening a competition for a roster spot against rookies and young players.
Of course, there are still some situations (like quarterback and tight end) where the backup situation is a little scary, but the roster as a whole should be something to be excited about, even when looking past the high ceiling of the starting units.