5 Minnesota Vikings who don't deserve another season in 2024

Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Dean Lowry
Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Dean Lowry / Michael Owens/GettyImages
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Player No. 4

Garrett Bradbury - C

It was a mild shock when the Vikings brought Garrett Bradbury back during the 2023 offseason. He was coming off another subpar season and it was expected the team would look elsewhere for a center, especially with a new front office and coaching staff in place from the one that drafted him.

He was always okay as a run blocker, using his athleticism to get to the second level, but his issue has always been with pass protection. Bradbury simply lacks the lower body strength to anchor against bigger defensive linemen. When facing a bullrush, more times than not, he would end up in Kirk Cousins' lap.

Bradbury can be easily replaced and upgraded with a free-agent signing. A mid-round rookie could also contend for his job, and that is a route the Vikings should explore this April.

There's no question Bradbury will be on this team in 2024, but he doesn't deserve it. His zero pass-blocking grade that he earned late last season proves that point.

Here's hoping a rookie can contend with him and take his job. Otherwise, it'll be more of the same this season.