5 free agents the Vikings should aggressively pursue in 2023
By Dean Jones
Bradley Bozeman – C
The Vikings have a dilemma with Garrett Bradbury this off-season. While the former first-round pick made improvements, extending the center might not be in the team’s train of thought when push comes to shove.
Although going down the draft route for a potential replacement is the cheapest option, Minnesota still feels like they have a window to contend with Kirk Cousins. Therefore, acquiring a veteran cannot be ruled out entirely.
If Bradbury leaves, then Bradley Bozeman represents an upgrade. The ferocious interior protector enjoyed a standout campaign with the Carolina Panthers in 2022, instantly making his presence felt when replacing the injured Pat Elflein.
Bozeman’s high character, leadership, and consistency would be a huge asset to call upon. The one-time Alabama standout also communicates extremely well pre-snap, which is another exceptional feature of his game that deserves recognition.
With just two sacks allowed and four penalties conceded from 680 snaps, Bozeman would be a superb addition to the Vikings’ offensive line. However, much will depend on how much spare cash they have to throw around.