6 free-agent defensive linemen the Vikings could sign in 2024

Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Christian Wilkins
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Free-Agent Defensive Lineman No. 2

Chris Jones

2023 Team: Kansas City Chiefs

It will most likely cost the Vikings many millions per year, but it would be worth it to add Chris Jones to their roster.

As a member of the Chiefs since 2016, he is a two-time Super Bowl champion, a five-time Pro Bowler, and a five-time All-Pro.

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Jones is coming off his second consecutive double-digit sack season, despite missing the first game of the 2023 campaign while holding out for a new contract.

Kansas City finally agreed on a one-year deal and Jones had 10.5 sacks in 16 games. That number comes on the heels of a 15.5 sack season in 2022.

During his career, Jones has had nine or more sacks five times, he has bagged 15.5 quarterbacks in a season twice (2018 and 2022), and last season, PFF gave him a 90+ grade in two categories.

Signing him would immediately upgrade the Vikings' defense and give the defensive line instant street cred as a group to watch in 2024.