Source: Vikings bringing back Bradbury on 3-year deal

(KSTP) – The Minnesota Vikings are keeping the man in the middle of their offensive line.

A source confirmed to Hubbard Affiliate KSTP Sports on Tuesday that the team reached an agreement on a three-year deal with center Garrett Bradbury, who was a free agent.

Bradbury, the team’s first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, enters his fifth season with the Vikings in 2023. He was originally drafted by Minnesota in the first-round (18th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft and has started in all 57 career games he has played in with the Vikings.

In 2022, Bradbury helped the Vikings offense rank eighth in the NFL in scoring (24.9 ppg) and
he recorded a career-high 68.1 pass block grade according to Pro Football Focus. The Charlotte, North
Carolina, native attended North Carolina State and started in 39 of his 48 games for the Wolfpack

The source says the new deal totals $15.75 million over three years.

After a rocky first three seasons in Minnesota, Bradbury seemed to show good improvement last year under new coach Kevin O’Connell. Now, he remains in the middle of the offensive line.

The news comes the same day the Vikings reportedly restructured Kirk Cousins’ contract to save some cap space.