Super early 22-man starter projections for the 2023 Vikings

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Starting Wide Receivers

  • Justin Jefferson – WR1

Arguably the best receiver in the NFL, it would be massively silly to not include Justin Jefferson not only as a starting receiver but as the team's primary pass catcher heading into the 2023 NFL season and beyond.

In only three years in the league, Jefferson has been named to the Pro Bowl three times and was All-Pro in 2022. He continues to improve his receiving yardage totals with every season, leading the league last year with 1,809 yards.

  • Jordan Addison – WR2

Starting a rookie opposite Justin Jefferson just feels weird. This is where Adam Thielen normally would be, but he will be catching passes in Caroling in 2023. Jordan Addison's skillset should work well with Jefferson to help create an exciting pass offense.

  • K.J. Osborn – WR3

K.J. Osborn has been getting some attention as of late. He has shown the potential to move up the depth chart, but it will be hard to do that against a player the Vikings invested a first-round draft pick in. A third receiver is included in this 11-man offense, but the team could have fullback C.J. Ham get the starting nod instead.