After the final 53-man roster was revealed on Tuesday, who are the most surprising players to make the cut for the Minnesota Vikings this season?
The 2023 Minnesota Vikings are finally here. All the cuts have been made, and we now have the 53 men in place who can call themselves Vikings this season.
Some players were always locks to make Minnesota's roster, and it was no surprise seeing the biggest stars on this team and some key starters and backups get named to the final squad.
It wasn't surprising to see some young players, especially those the Vikings signed after the draft or even during the preseason, get their walking papers. Those players' primary roles were to take snaps and reps during practice this preseason, with the hope that they show enough to stash on Minnesota's practice squad to develop for the future.
There were also players who surprisingly made the Vikings' final 2023 roster. These players either didn't have a good preseason or weren't generating much buzz this summer.
So let's go over some of the most surprising players to make Minnesota's final 53-man roster this year, starting with an undrafted rookie pass rusher.