Minnesota Vikings Name 8 Captains for 2023 Season
The Minnesota Vikings have named their eight captains for the upcoming 2023-24 season.
The Vikings trimmed their roster down to the league mandated 53 players on Tuesday, and have made a couple of changes since.
Teammates of the team vote for the captains each year. This season the captain corps is made up of four previous-year captains, and four newcomers to the role.
Head coach Kevin O'Connell made the decision that this year's Vikings team would have three captains on offense, three on defense, and two representing special teams.
2023-24 Minnesota Vikings Team Captains
Kirk Cousins, Quarterback (Offense)
C.J Ham. Fullback (Special Teams)
Jordan Hicks, Linebacker (Defense)
Danielle Hunter, Defensive End (Defense)
Justin Jefferson, Wide Receiver (Offense)
Josh Metellus, Safety (Special Teams)
Brian O'Neill, Offensive Line (Offense)
Harrison Smith, Safety (Defense)
Kirk Cousins, C.J. Ham, Harrison Smith, and Brian O'Neill have all been voted as captains by their teammates in the past. This is the first year that Justin Jefferson, Danielle Hunter, Jordan Hicks, and Josh Metellus will wear the 'C' patch on their jersey.
The Minnesota Vikings open the 2023-24 regular season on Sunday, September 10th at home in U.S. Bank Stadium against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.