6 Vikings who could be entering final season with the team in 2023

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Minnesota Vikings Player No. 5

K.J. Osborn - WR

The Minnesota Vikings already had to replace Adam Thielen by taking Jordan Addison in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. They may have to replace another pass catcher if they let K.J. Osborn walk in free agency.

Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison should be the team's starters going forward. However, Osborn has carved a nice role for himself in Minnesota by being a reliable and explosive WR3 and should continue to fill that role in 2023.

Osborn is a great fit for this offense and should be able to be extended with a contract that isn't too expensive. He will only be 26 years old this year and moving on from him shouldn't be something that has to happen.

While the Vikings work to fix their defense, it might be smart to keep the offense consistent until they decide to make a change at quarterback. Even then, a young quarterback could benefit from a WR3 like K.J. Osborn.