4 players the Vikings can feel more comfortable about in 2022

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Ihmir Smith-Marsette
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Which players can the Minnesota Vikings feel more comfortable about in 2022 following impressive offseasons?

It’s been one of the most fascinating offseasons for the Minnesota Vikings in recent memory. A changing of the guard at general manager and head coach came with big changes as expected, although the new regime was keen not to fracture a talented roster too much in pursuit of hitting the ground running next season.

With preseason games now at an end and final roster cuts looming, the Vikings are now in the final stages of planning before taking on the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 1. Those in power will have a good idea of who to bring through and what more is needed, but they must make a huge statement right out of the gate against their fierce NFC North rivals.

Kevin O’Connell’s more relaxed approach has gone down well within the locker room. For certain individuals, it’s aided their quest for depth chart standing and overall consistency based on what we’ve seen throughout the preparation period.

With this in mind, here are four players that the Vikings can feel more comfortable about in 2022.

Player No. 1

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Greg Joseph – K

After an impressive first season with the Vikings, kicker Greg Joseph was handed a deserved extension and is building on this positive recent momentum. While others on the roster generate more headlines, the former Florida Atlantic standout has gone about his business effectively and accurately in equal measure this summer.

Given the demoralizing history of most kickers in Vikings history, fans will always err on the side of caution when it comes to optimism in this area. And in all honesty, who can blame them?

However, there is genuine hope Joseph can become the team’s long-term option. But the life of a kicker can change in the blink of an eye.