6 free agents that could follow Brian Flores to the Vikings in 2023

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Cameron Sutton – CB

Connection to Brian Flores:

  • Together in 2022 with the Steelers

2022 Stats (with Pittsburgh):

  • 16 games (15 starts)
  • 43 tackles (1 for a loss)
  • 15 pass breakups, 3 interceptions

If the Vikings are looking for someone a little younger than Jonathan Jones who has both slot and outside corner experience, then Cameron Sutton could be their guy.

Now, Sutton is expected to be one of the top cornerbacks available in free agency this year, so Minnesota might not be able to afford what another team might offer him this offseason.

But if the Vikings can convince the 27-year-old corner to follow Brian Flores to Minnesota, he would help their defensive backfield tremendously.

Sutton’s PFF grade in 2022 ranked 27th out of 118 qualifying cornerbacks and he excelled as a run defender this past season. He also allowed a 47.9 completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks in 2022 when he was targeted, which ranked seventh among all defenders in the NFL.