5 Vikings players who shouldn’t be back for the 2023 season

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When looking at some of the members of the 2022 Minnesota Vikings, which players should the team part with before the start of the 2023 season?

Typically, when a team in the NFL is able to finish the regular season with 13 wins, it’s viewed as a success. In 2022, the Minnesota Vikings won 13 games, but it’s difficult to label their season a success, as they were handed a first-round exit in the playoffs.

This offseason, the Vikings could potentially move on from several prominent contributors from the Mike Zimmer era of the franchise that are still on the roster. There aren’t too many left, but that era of the franchise will likely seem even further in the past by the time Minnesota returns to the field for the 2023 season.

There are also some players that the Vikings could move on from this year that just aren’t a fit for what they’re attempting to accomplish on offense or defense in 2023. These players might be great members of the locker room, but that can only help a team so much when it comes to actual wins and losses.

So who are a few players from Minnesota’s 2022 roster that the team would be better off moving on from at some point during the next few months?