Vikings to sign Josh Oliver

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The Vikings are adding a tight end.

Minnesota has agreed to sign Josh Oliver on a three-year deal worth $21 million with $10.75 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.

The contract also includes incentives that could push Oliver’s compensation to $24 million.

Oliver started his career as a Jaguars’ third-round pick but was injured for much of his first two seasons. He was then traded to the Ravens, where he excelled as a blocker.

In 2022, Oliver was on the field for 47 percent of Baltimore’s offensive snaps. He caught 14 passes for 149 yards with two touchdowns.

Oliver gives the Vikings a solid blocker at the line of scrimmage who can pair with fellow tight end T.J. Hockenson.

11 responses to “Vikings to sign Josh Oliver

  1. Good player, good scheme fit…head scratching acquisition at this time. Maybe O’Connell’s philosophy is our dreadful D can give up 30 points a game so long as we score 31?

  2. Cash strapped team with one viable cornerback on the roster dropping $7 million a year on a back-up tight end… You can’t make this up.

  3. From one TE who can’t stay healthy to another TE who couldnt stay healthy and has had 1 decent season. At the bargain price of $21M. Wouldn’t a fullback be (MUCH) cheaper?

  4. Vikings are horrible on the ground in gotta have it short yardage situations. This signing must be an attempt to improve that. But a stiff breeze still knocks both Cook and Mattison over, so you’d hope they find a ground pounder to pair with this new TE.

  5. Oh good, we resigned Johnny Mundt but he has a different name and makes three times as much money.

  6. Nobody says you have to sign your greatest needs in order. That being said, $7 mil a year for a blocking TE seems a bit excessive. But Irv Smith won’t be back either. You can’t roll with just Hock and Johnny Mundt.

  7. Totally a head scratching move. We have been told we are in cap hell and we break the bank on a TE2? Is that really what this team needs right now? Another misfire by Kwesi.

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