Before this season’s trade deadline on October 29, who are some players that the Minnesota Vikings should look into dealing elsewhere?
Blockbuster trades during the middle of the regular season are not something the Minnesota Vikings have typically participated in, at least not their current regime.
The last time the Vikings were involved in an in-season trade that included a star player was probably back in 2010 when they agreed to send a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for wide receiver Randy Moss.
Since then, Minnesota’s trades that have made the most headlines have come either during the offseason or right before the start of the regular season. Since Rick Spielman became the Vikings’ full-time general manager in 2012, the team has made a few trades to acquire some pretty high-profile names including Sam Bradford and Mike Wallace.
Most of Minnesota’s trades during the last handful of years have come during or around the NFL Draft so that Spielman can try and accumulate his annual goal at least 10 picks and these deals have rarely involved actual players.
However, maybe this season will be different? Maybe the Vikings will actually take part in a big blockbuster deal before the trade deadline on October 29?
If Minnesota gets a call from another team to see what it would take to acquire one of their players during the next few weeks, who are a few of the guys from their current roster that they should consider trading if the compensation is fair?