Mike Hughes – CB
After sitting out last week, It appears that Mike Hughes has the chance to make his return to the Vikings this Sunday after suffering a season-ending knee injury last year.
If he plays against the Packers, the question is how will Hughes look after the injury and his long recovery process. Will he still have his speed and athletic ability or will the injury have caused him to lose a step or two?
It sounds like Minnesota going to roll with Jayron Kearse in the slot a bunch this week, so that means Hughes will likely be the fourth corner. The best news to come out of that situation is that it means the chances of both Mark Fields and Kris Boyd seeing the field on Sunday decreases greatly.
As exciting as that news is for Vikings fans, things need to be put in perspective. Hughes only has six career games under his belt and It’s really just five and a half if you count the game he had to leave when he blew out his knee. This means Hughes is basically still a rookie.
So he’s got to realize that when he sees the field, chances are he’ll be the one Aaron Rodgers will be targeting and he’ll need to be ready. Facing a future Hall of Famer like Rodgers is a tough task for Hughes to handle after coming back from being out almost a year, but here’s to hoping he is up for the challenge.