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

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Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 9

Nick Mullens, quarterback

Kirk Cousins had been a healthy and reliable quarterback since arriving with the Minnesota Vikings. Still, the team made sure to keep an experienced backup on the team as an insurance policy. This year, that insurance was needed.

Minnesota needed insurance for their insurance this year, as Nick Mullens became the fourth different quarterback to start for the Vikings this year. It will be interesting to see if he finishes the year as the QB1.

Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 8

Jonathan Bullard, defensive line

The Minnesota Vikings brought in Jonathan Bullard on a one-year deal worth a little over $1.3 million. He has played in all 14 games for the team, starting 11 of those, and has quietly been playing well this season.

Bullard has 39 combined tackles, including two sacks, to go with one forced fumble. The 290-pound defender has been a solid part of a vastly improved Vikings defense under new defensive coordinator Brian Flores.

Minnesota Vikings free agent signing No. 7

Josh Oliver, tight end

Fans might scoff a bit at the price the Minnesota Vikings paid for the services of Josh Oliver, but he has been a good player this season. Oliver has played in every game for the team this season while contributing on offense and special teams.

Primarily known as a blocker, Oliver is having his best year as a pass catcher. He is on track for career highs in nearly every pass-catching category. Living up to a three-year deal worth $21 million is difficult, but Josh Oliver is doing it.