5 Vikings we already know will (probably) be gone in 2024

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Vikings player probably not returning No. 2

Marcus Davenport, edge

As I stated before the season started, there was no winning with the contract the Minnesota Vikings signed edge rusher Marcus Davenport to this offseason. Whether he played great or terribly, the odds of him staying for 2024 were extremely slim.

Paying $13 million for what should have been a prove-it deal for Davenport was absurd. Especially since his contract has $10 million guaranteed for a player who has never played a full season or registered a double-digit sack year.

For some wild reason, Spotrac says Davenport's calculated market value for 2024 is $23.2 million per year and there is absolutely zero chance that the Vikings should have any interest in paying that price even if he goes off for the rest of the season.

Through three games, he has only seen action in one game. He played four snaps on defense and has yet to register a statistic for Minnesota, giving the team no return on their investment. It seems inevitable for the Vikings and Davenport to go their own ways after this season.