8 Vikings (probably) heading into their final game with the franchise

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs / Dylan Buell/GettyImages
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Josh Dobbs - QB

From almost the literal moment he joined the franchise in the middle of the season, Josh Dobbs was able to provide the Vikings fan base with a number of moments that will be looked back on as some of the most memorable from the entire 2023 campaign.

Dobbs took Minnesota and their fans on a magic carpet ride during his first two games with the team, running around and making enough plays to lead the Vikings to a pair of wins over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9 and the New Orleans Saints in Week 10.

But then, the "Passtronaut" came back down to earth in Week 11, and eventually, his inability to not turn the ball over resulted in Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell benching the quarterback midway through the team's Week 14 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Dobbs hasn't played a snap since that Raiders game, and there's a good chance that he'll never play another snap for the Vikings ever again after Sunday.

Marcus Davenport - OLB

When Marcus Davenport was on the field for more than four snaps for Minnesota this season, he displayed why the team was okay with giving him a one-year deal worth $13 million last offseason.

The problem was that multiple injuries only allowed Davenport to accumulate more than four snaps in a game three times during the 2023 campaign.

Injuries are part of the sport, so it's difficult to place a ton of blame on the pass rusher, but it's completely fair to say the Vikings didn't get their money's worth.

Minnesota was willing to take a chance on Davenport, a former first-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, and it didn't work out.

Sometimes, that's just how things go, and the Vikings will likely let him find a new team when he becomes a free agent after this season.