6 realistic Alexander Mattison replacements for the Vikings in 2024

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With the Minnesota Vikings moving on from starting running back Alexander Mattison this offseason, who are some realistic replacements for the 2024 NFL season?

Last season, the rushing attack of the Minnesota Vikings was a massive disappointment. The team decided to move on from Alexander Mattison and must find a productive running back for the 2024 NFL season.

Although there are some high-profile options in free agency, many of them aren't very realistic. The Vikings aren't likely to go all-in on a player like Saquon Barkley or Derrick Henry but will be looking for a combination of value and production.

Of course, Minnesota could also look to re-sign a player like Cam Akers but his Achilles injury might make that a bit of a gamble. That makes a free agent or draft pick the most likely option to join the Vikings this offseason.

Let's take a look at six running backs who are realistic options to join the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent or draft selection and discuss how they could help the team to have a respectable rushing attack during the 2024 NFL season.