5 worst decisions Kwesi Adofo-Mensah made in year two as Vikings GM

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Bad decision No. 1

The impossible contract

There is nothing wrong with a prove-it contact. Signing a player who struggled with one team to see if they can thrive in a different environment is usually worth a gamble, which is what the Minnesota Vikings tried to do at edge rusher.

Signing Marcus Davenport to a one-year deal worth $13 million made absolutely no sense. Although he flashed in 2021 by having nine sacks in 11 games, his other four seasons with the New Orleans Saints were underwhelming.

If Davenport had a bad season in 2023, the big investment was a waste. If Davenport played well and earned his contract, he would become a free agent and could sign with the highest bidder on a massive contract.

Marcus Davenport ended his 2023 campaign with the Minnesota Vikings by getting two sacks and four combined tackles in four games played. He is extremely unlikely to return to the team, wasting salary cap and an opportunity for a player like D.J. Wonnum or Patrick Jones II.