5 free agents who could help the Vikings make the 2023 playoffs

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Free agent No. 4

Robert Quinn, edge rusher

This list wouldn't be much fun if there wasn't a bigger-name player involved. Robert Quinn has been to the Pro Bowl three times and has recorded double-digit sacks in five of his 12 seasons as a pro, proving he can be productive in the right situations.

He may be 33 years old, but he had one of his best seasons in 2021 with the Chicago Bears when he recorded 18.5 sacks in 16 games. He had knee surgery last year, but returned to the field for the Super Bowl with the Eagles.

Quinn would likely be a one-year rental for the Minnesota Vikings because of the team's salary cap situation and his age, but there is no doubt that he could be a high-profile backup or rotational pass rusher in an aggressive Brian Flores defense.

Minnesota isn't likely to spend too much in free agency heading into the second half of the season. But if they do, getting an established pass rusher like Robert Quinn could go a long way toward ensuring stability at the position.