Vikings restructure Jordan Hicks’ contract

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At a time when plenty of Vikings players are getting a pink slip, a relative newcomer has gotten a restructured deal.

Via Adam Caplan, the Vikings and linebacker Jordan Hicks have agreed to a restructured contract.

Hicks signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Vikings in 2022. He had a base salary of $4.45 million for 2023, with $1.5 million becoming guaranteed on Friday.

The terms aren’t yet known. It’s possible that dummy years were added for cap reasons. It’s possible he simply took less money for 2023.

Hicks was added a year ago because of his experience as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Despite the change in coordinators, Minnesota will continue to operate with a base 3-4 under Brian Flores.

And Hicks, unlike plenty of other members of the team’s defense, will be sticking around to see what happens next.

6 responses to “Vikings restructure Jordan Hicks’ contract

  1. I think the lead is, veteran Vikings refuse to restructure, despite lauding new culture.

  2. I don’t know the stats but it seemed like this guy was adequate on his good days and missing in action most of the time. They told me for years that Anthony Barr did the dirty work that didn’t get recognition or praise. Maybe this is a case line that. Otherwise keeping this guy seems like an odd move even with a young linebacker room.

  3. This shocked me at first but it actually kind of makes sense. The Vikings have no competent and experienced linebackers right now. They don’t know what they’re going to get in free agency or the draft. Hicks can be a competent starter if they need him and he can be cut in August if they decide they don’t need him.

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