Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks has signed with the Minnesota Vikings, a team that could also feature Patrick Peterson in their 2022 defense.
After the Arizona Cardinals selected former Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins in the first round of last year’s NFL Draft, the writing seemed to be on the wall for Jordan Hicks and his future with the franchise.
Despite the addition of Collins, Hicks went out and still performed at a high level for the Cardinals during the 2021 season. Appearing in all 17 games for Arizona, the veteran linebacker finished second on the team in tackles with 116 in addition to racking up four sacks, a new single-season career-high for the 29-year-old defender.
Last week, however, the Cardinals decided to release Hicks in a move that most assume was done to give Collins a bigger role in the team’s defense for next season. Luckily for Hicks, it didn’t take long for him to find a new home.
Former Arizona Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks reportedly signs a two-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings
Just as former Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson did last year, Hicks has landed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
On Tuesday, the former Cardinals linebacker and the Vikings reportedly agreed to a two-year deal that has a max value of $12 million, according to SiriusXM’s Adam Caplan. Minnesota is switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 base defense this year, and they clearly believe that Hicks can help them with the transition.
With the Vikings, Hicks could potentially become teammates with Peterson once again. Peterson is currently a free agent, but he has already stated this offseason that he would like to return to Minnesota for the 2022 season.
Could we see these two former Arizona defenders reunite in the Twin Cities? We will have to wait and see, but it is certainly possible.