What are the Vikings cornerback options for the 2020 season?

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Hughes
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(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) Trumaine Johnson
(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) Trumaine Johnson /

Trumaine Johnson

Trumaine Johnson is a 30-year-old corner who has eight years of experience in the NFL. After playing his college ball at Montana and was selected 65th overall by the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Johnson spent his first six seasons in the league with the Rams, but his last two years were with the New York Jets. He’s a bigger corner standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 213 pounds, so he has no problem holding his own against bigger receivers.

According to The Quant Edge, he played 93.15 percent of his snaps as the Jets’ left outside corner in 2019 which fills the Vikings’ current need for an outside corner.

In seven games last season, Johnson allowed just 20 catches and one touchdown to his coverage while also snagging one interception.

A key piece to the puzzle will be the price tag he comes with. He was set to have a cap hit of $15 million this year, but New York had a potential out and decided to cut him. Being that Johnson is a veteran and he dealt with an injury last season, the hope would be he comes at more of an affordable price.