Ranking every free agent the Vikings signed in 2023 from best to worst

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Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 12

Austin Schlottmann, offensive line

The Minnesota Vikings bringing back Austin Schlottman wasn't much of a surprise considering how he was able to fill in for Garrett Bradbury at center last season. With a price tag of $1.1 million, the signing just made sense.

Schlottman has played in seven games this season, starting three contests. Having him around has been handy for the Vikings, who have endured their fair share of injuries among the offensive line this season.

Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 11

Alexander Mattison, running back

It isn't the signing of Alexander Mattison that is an issue, but it was the role that he was signed for. The Minnesota Vikings were hoping to get solid production out of the running back after moving on from Dalvin Cook, but haven't seen great results.

Mattison has yet to score a rushing touchdown this season despite leading the team with 660 rushing yards. He is averaging 50.8 rushing yards per game and only has one carry of 20 or more yards, raising questions about his effectiveness as the team's RB1.

Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 10

Greg Joseph, kicker

Make no mistake, Greg Joseph is contributing to the Minnesota Vikings, but there are definitely plenty of arguments about his performance after his one-year deal worth $2 million this offseason to be the team's kicker.

Joseph has been a perfect 14-for-14 from under 40 yards out but missed more than half of his tries from 40 or longer. Consistency on shorter kicks is great, but being able to connect on deeper kicks more regularly would be nice.