The Vikings’ Depth Chart for Their Week 5 Bears Game

A Vikings Preview for Week 5 vs. Bears
Jan 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) tackles Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

Division games are tricky. Even still, this one ought to be a win. The Vikings have the chance to get to 4-1 and 3-0 in the NFC North with a win over the rebuilding Chicago Bears. Kevin O’Connell will be looking to ensure his side plays up to its potential.

The players, of course, are most important when it comes to whether a game is won or lost. As a result, I’m offering up this depth chart to give fans a refresher. At times, it differs from the one on the team’s website, so be aware that there are some differences of opinion.

Finally, keep in mind that practice squad players aren’t included since this piece only covers the 53-man roster. Players with an injury designation find their names in italics.

— Offense —


QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Ty Chandler
RB4: Kene Nwangwu


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Jalen Reagor
WR5: Jalen Nailor (OUT)

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Ben Ellefson (OUT)

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Oli Udoh
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Chris Reed

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel

— Defense — 

Left Outside Linebacker

LOLB1: Danielle Hunter
LOLB2: Patrick Jones II
LOLB3: Luiji Vilain

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: Ross Blacklock

3T + 5T DT/DE

DT/DE1: Dalvin Tomlinson
DT/DE2: Jonathan Bullard
DT/DE3: James Lynch
DT/DE4: Esezi Otomewo

Right Outside Linebacker

ROLB1: Za’Darius Smith
ROLB2: D.J. Wonnum

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Jordan Hicks
MLB3: Brian Asamoah
MLB4: Troy Dye


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Akayleb Evans
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Andrew Booth Jr. (OUT)

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2: Josh Metellus

Free Safety

FS1: Camryn Bynum

— Special Teams —


K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: Ty Chandler

Punt Returner

PR1: Jalen Reagor
PR2: Jalen Nailor

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