Final Vikings 53-man roster prediction before the 2022 regular season

(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) Kellen Mond
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After their last game of the 2022 preseason, which Minnesota Vikings players deserve a spot on the team’s final 53-man roster?

This past Saturday marked the end of the 2022 preseason for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings now have until Tuesday afternoon to figure out which players will make up their 53-man roster for the upcoming regular season.

For the most part, Minnesota already had their starting lineup on both sides of the ball pretty much set before they even took the field for their final preseason game this summer. Picking who they want to keep as their reserves this year is mainly what Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell and the rest of his staff need to decide before Tuesday.

So after training camp and three preseason matchups, which 53 players deserve to make Minnesota’s final 2022 roster?

Quarterbacks (3)

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  • Kirk Cousins
  • Nick Mullens
  • Kellen Mond


  • Sean Mannion

Kevin O’Connell is not even close to being as blunt as Mike Zimmer was during his tenure with the Vikings. But even Minnesota’s new head coach hasn’t really been able to hide the fact that he wasn’t going to feel too confident rolling into the regular season with Kellen Mond or Sean Mannion as the team’s No. 2 quarterback.

So the Vikings did what they felt was necessary and traded for Nick Mullens last week. Minnesota didn’t exactly land the next Brett Favre (even if they did go to the same college), but they can at least feel a little bit better with Mullens as their top backup behind Kirk Cousins instead of Mond or Mannion.