Vikings find out how much money they don’t have for the 2023 offseason

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Kwesi Adofo-Mensah /

With the NFL announcing the official salary cap amount for 2023, we now have a pretty good idea about how much money the Minnesota Vikings don’t have.

In his second offseason with the team, Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is going to have some very tough decisions to make. Before Adofo-Mensah does almost anything, however, he will have to sort out the Vikings’ 2023 salary cap situation.

Recently, Minnesota and their second-year general manager found out some new information from the NFL that should help them with some of their salary cap decisions this offseason.

The league announced on Monday that the official salary cap amount for each team in 2023 has been set at $224.8 million.

How much salary cap space do the Minnesota Vikings currently have for 2023?

With the official salary cap for 2023 now known, cap space amounts for each team around the NFL are much easier to determine, including the Vikings.

Following Monday’s announcement, has Minnesota set to begin the 2023 league year in March more than $23.4 million over the salary cap. So the Vikings have until Wednesday, March 15th to figure out how to get under the NFL’s 2023 salary cap amount.

Some of this space is likely going to come from Minnesota making multiple difficult roster decisions. Veteran Vikings players like Eric Kendricks, Jordan Hicks, C.J. Ham, and Za’Darius Smith are among some of the most notable names that could end up as cap casualties this offseason.

Minnesota should also be able to create some cap space before the new league year begins in March by extending players like T.J. Hockenson, Justin Jefferson, and possibly Kirk Cousins.

Whatever the Vikings end up doing, they only have a few weeks to fix their salary cap situation, which is currently one of the worst in the entire NFL.

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