Minnesota Vikings’ cap space going into post-NFL Draft free agency

The Minnesota Vikings are on to the next portion of the offseason after selecting seven players in the 2024 NFL Draft and signing 17 undrafted free agents afterward. The compensatory formula portion of free agency and the Vikings are able to sign anyone they want to fortify their offense or defense without impacting their salary cap situation.

One of the difficulties that general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah had when he took over for the Vikings was the salary cap. It had numerous bad contracts and a talent deficiency at multiple spots. In his third season at the helm, Adofo-Mensah has done a really good job in getting the salary cap back to a healthy spot.

Heading into the next wave of free agency, the Vikings have $16,672,244 in cap space per Over The Cap. That turns into around $11 million in effective cap space. That number includes the projected rookie contracts the Vikings are set to sign this season.

Now, they will need to set aside a few million to account for the practice squad along with some for in season signings. However, they can clear upwards of $12 million simply by extending wide receiver Justin Jefferson

The salary cap also looks great for the 2025 season, with a projected cap space of $86,415,864. That could easily get bigger as the salary cap projections are currently only set to be $3.6 million higher than in 2024. That should easily increase by around $25 million, which would give the Vikings over $110 million in projected salary cap space.

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