Re-signing center Garrett Bradbury
Despite the Vikings selecting him with a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, center Garrett Bradbury was pretty underwhelming during the first four seasons of his tenure with the franchise. And even with Bradbury's struggles, Minnesota still ended up making a bit of a surprise move this offseason when they decided to re-sign the veteran center.
So instead of taking advantage of Bradbury becoming a free agent and finding someone else to be their starting center this offseason, the Vikings decided to just re-sign the former first-round pick to a three-year contract worth more than $15 million.
Now, Bradbury did perform better in 2022 under head coach Kevin O'Connell than he did during any of his previous three seasons with Minnesota. But many of the same problems the veteran center has always had with pass protection continued last year, and that doesn't seem like something that is ever going to go away.
It's not like Bradbury was expensive for the Vikings to re-sign this offseason, but was bringing him back really the team's best option when it came to figuring out who would be their starting center for the 2023 campaign?