Is Andrew Booth Jr. in danger of getting cut by the Vikings?

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. / Jane Gershovich/GettyImages

Despite being drafted in the second round last year, the Minnesota Vikings could choose to move on from cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. this summer.

Following a rookie season in 2022 that was full of hiccups and injuries, the hope was that cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. would be able to get back on track this offseason and prove to people why the Minnesota Vikings selected him in the second round of last year's NFL Draft.

Unfortunately, it has been more of the same for Booth during the last few weeks. He's already missed practice time in training camp due to an injury, and during the Vikings' preseason opener this past Thursday, he gave up an easy touchdown to Seattle Seahawks undrafted wide receiver Jake Bobo.

After Minnesota moved on from three 2021 third-round picks last summer (Kellen Mond, Chazz Surratt, and Wyatt Davis), we already know that the team is not afraid to move on from recent early-round draft selections. So could Booth be the next to go if his performance continues to be underwhelming?

What are the chances that the Minnesota Vikings will cut Andrew Booth Jr. this year?

Looking at the Vikings' current cornerback depth, the group is full of inexperience, with seven corners having spent one year or less in the NFL. In fact, new Minnesota cornerback Byron Murphy is the only corner on the team's roster that has ever intercepted a pass in the NFL.

This is actually something that could help Booth keep a roster spot with the Vikings this year. Even if he doesn't win a starting job, Minnesota would probably still prefer to give him one of their backup spots due to his potential being much higher than most of the other cornerbacks on the team's roster.

So, for now, it seems like Booth's chances of making the Vikings' final 2023 roster are still pretty good. But if his performance continues to disappoint during Minnesota's next two preseason matchups, don't rule out the team deciding to cut their losses and move on from the second-year cornerback before it ends up being too late.