The Minnesota Vikings head into 2013 free agency with above-average cap space and the highest total in their division with $9.6 million ($8 million carryover). While the team has key free agents they will need to sign in-house—Jerome Felton, Erin Henderson and Phil Loadholt—there are several players in the open market the front office will consider this off-season.
Among the Vikings top needs is wide receiver, which the team will look to address in the 2013 NFL draft. However, there is a handful of free agents that could help Christian Ponder following an up-and-down 2012 season where the team finished 31st in total passing yards.
Other primary needs include defensive line, linebacker and cornerback. The Vikings may also look to improve the offensive line and bring in a backup quarterback to replace Joe Webb who was inept in the playoffs against Green Bay.
The following players are 2013 free agents who would be an ideal fit for Minnesota. Each has been assigned a percentage out of 100, odds that Minnesota will land each player.