The Minnesota Vikings didn't take long to get Jordan Hicks off the free agent market, as the organization announced they have agreed to terms with the veteran linebacker. NFL insider Adam Caplan is reporting Hicks' deal is for two years and up to $10 million, with an upside of up to $12 million and $6.5 million guaranteed.
Hicks was released last week by the Arizona Cardinals after three seasons with the team. A third-round pick in the 2015 draft, Hicks broke into the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and was a starter on the Eagles' team that won the franchise's first Super Bowl at the end of the 2017 season.
After four years in Philadelphia, Hicks signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals. During his first season in Arizona, Hicks set career highs with 150 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. Last season, Hicks tallied 116 tackles while recording a career-high four sacks. He also recorded two fumble recoveries while helping the Cardinals clinch their first playoff berth since 2015. Hicks brings durability to the Vikings' roster as his streak of 51 consecutive starts is the third-longest active streak among NFL linebackers.
Hicks is slated to play the weakside linebacker (WILL) in Ed Donatell's defense with Eric Kendricks in the middle.