Minnesota had limited cap space for 2021 heading into the early stages of free agency. But the Vikings have still been signing talent that can help them next season and ideally beyond.
It’s important to take a look at what kind of cap room the Vikings have left to work on this season. Sure, the team is hiring players like former Giants manager Dalvin Tomlinson and former Chargers LB Nick Vigil, but there are other needs that need to be addressed.
So what can Minnesota do? Spotrac, which has the Tomlinson, Vigil and Rashod Hill deals already included in its number, has the Vikings at just over $ 4.9 million in the top 51 cap space.
Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reported that the space in Minnesota’s salary cap could increase. The Vikings are expected to convert $ 10 million of WR Adam Thielen’s base salary into a signing bonus. That would leave the team with about $ 12.1 million in capitalization space by 2021, according to Goessling’s estimate.
That would give the team enough money to sign another free agent or two, but keep in mind that Minnesota has yet to put money aside for draft picks and undrafted free agents for later in the offseason. Given the current salary cap situation for the team, you wouldn’t expect big changes for the rest of free agency, but you never know.