5 players Vikings fans won't miss if they don't return in 2024

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens
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The Minnesota Vikings have some important decisions to make this offseason, but it won’t be a big deal if these players don’t return in 2024.

The Minnesota Vikings are heading into an important offseason where they must decide the fate of several players.

While Kirk Cousins, Danielle Hunter, and perhaps even Justin Jefferson could be changing addresses this offseason, some decisions are more important than others.

With Over The Cap currently projecting $26.3 million in cap space for the 2024 offseason, the Vikings may choose to prevent some players from coming back.

While losing Cousins or Hunter would be a big blow for Minnesota, others would leave without an argument from the fan base.

Which players could leave the Vikings without an argument?

We made a list of five members of Minnesota's 2023 roster who could be gone and why fans wouldn’t be upset if they wound up somewhere else in 2024.

Player No. 1

Nick Mullens - QB

Nick Mullens was one of three different quarterbacks who tried to fill in for Cousins after he suffered a torn Achilles in Week 8.

Still, Mullens was the most spectacular burnout among the players who went under center for the Vikings last season.

Mullens completed just over 67 percent of his passes while throwing for 1,306 yards and seven touchdowns in five games last season, but his biggest problem was his turnovers.

He tossed eight interceptions during his four starts for Minnesota, and it could have been worse as he logged a turnover-worthy play rate of seven percent, according to PFF.

Mullens is under contract for next season with a cap hit of $2.23 million, but none of his salary is guaranteed.

While he has knowledge of the system, Mullens could be released in a numbers game if Cousins returns to Minnesota or if the Vikings draft a quarterback in next year’s draft.

With the Jaren Hall experiment likely to continue, Mullens could be the odd man out and play somewhere else in 2024.