Marcus Davenport

Vikings agree to terms with Marcus Davenport

Vikings add DE Marcus Davenport

Defensive end Marcus Davenport has reportedly agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the two sides have agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal.

Davenport had spent the last five seasons with the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans drafted him with the 14th overall selection in 2018.

In 2022, he recorded 29 tackles, two tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, and eight quarterback hits on 490 defensive snaps.

At the end of last season, Pro Football Focus gave Davenport an overall grade of 76.8, the 26th highest among eligible players. estimated Davenport’s market value at an annual average of $23.2 million. They ranked him the second-best available defensive end this offseason.

The best-case scenario for Minnesota is Davenport playing at a level he achieved in 2021. He ended that season with career highs in sacks (9.0), tackles (39), and quarterback hits (16).

While only 26 years old, Davenport has never played a full 16 or 17-game season.

The contract can be made official at the start of the new league year on Wednesday.