6 first-year Vikings who could be gone in 2023
By Adam Carlson
Nick Mullens, quarterback
The Minnesota Vikings actually traded draft capital to acquire Nick Mullens, so it would be a little strange if they didn’t attempt to retain his services this offseason since a reliable backup to Kirk Cousins would be a good investment.
Nick Mullens played the 2022 season on a one-year deal worth $2M that he signed with the Raiders before he was traded, which isn’t a bad salary for a quality backup quarterback in today’s NFL.
Only seeing action in four games in 2022, Mullens completed 21 of his 25 pass attempts for one touchdown and one interception., giving him arguably the best season of his career as a backup quarterback.
Bringing Mullens back to the team and grooming a young quarterback under him and Cousins would be a very wise move. However, it is hard to know what kind of attention he will receive in free agency.