5 second-year Vikings who could make a big impact in 2023

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Second-year Vikings who could make an impact

T.J. Hockenson, tight end

It's weird to thinnk of T.J. Hockenson as a second-year Minnesota Vikings player, but he will be returning as the team's starting tight end after becoming one of Kirk Cousins' favorite targets last season.

Hockenson played in 10 games for the Vikings last season, catching 60 passes for 519 yards and three touchdowns. He played in 589 offensive snaps for Minnesota last season and should get a bulk of the action again this year.

Unlike the others on this list, T.J. Hockenson doesn't need to prove that he can be a major contributor for the team. He is a proven commodity who is expected to return to the team and make an impact this season.

Fans of the Minnesota Vikings should be excited to see if Hockenson can be even better than he was last season. It's hard to believe he will only be 26 years old this season considering how he has established himself in the league already.

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