6 free-agent returners the Vikings could sign in 2020

(Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Kenjon Barner
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(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Trevor Davis
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Trevor Davis

Here’s another young former Packer who would make sense for the Vikings to look at as their primary return man in 2020.

Trevor Davis has quietly been in the league for five seasons. As a wide receiver, he hasn’t been able to break out, recording just 16 career receptions for 205 yards and one touchdown. He began his career with Green Bay and has since played briefly for the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins.

While Davis doesn’t have much for stats as a receiver, he has had plenty of opportunities in the league as both a kick and punt returner. He has 59 career punt returns for 593 yards (10.1 yards per return). That’s not too shabby. He has never returned a punt for a score, but he has had two returns of over 40 yards.

As a kick returner, Davis has had similar success. He’s returned 58 kicks for 1,297 yards (22.4 yards per return). He hasn’t brought one to the house yet, but he does have a career-long kick return of 52 yards.

Davis would be a cheap option for Minnesota to bring in. They could have him compete with a rookie to be the team’s primary return man for 2020. If Davis wins the job, he’d also give the team a little more depth at wide receiver and with him being only 26-years-old, he still has some upside surrounding him.