4 possible trade destinations for Vikings CB Mike Hughes

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Could the Minnesota Vikings decide to cut their losses and trade former first-round pick Mike Hughes before the deadline?

Big things were expected of Mike Hughes heading into the 2020 season. The Minnesota Vikings cornerback was the No. 1 option before competitive action got underway, but injury problems have reared their ugly head once again during a frustrating start to the campaign.

This was the last thing that the team needed. They were counting on Hughes to deliver the goods after parting ways with Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, and Mackensie Alexander in free agency. But his inability to stay healthy is something that is becoming more of a concern with every passing year.

There comes a time when the Vikings need to consider their options with Hughes. While his talent is there for all to see when he is firing on all cylinders, the former first-round pick has been available for just 22 of 36 regular-season games since entering the NFL, seven of which he has started.

Minnesota is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to Hughes. They did make a contingency plan in this area of the field by drafting Jeff Gladney and Cameron Dantzler, but putting too much on their shoulders early on is coming with its fair share of complications.

The Vikings might also look at exploring trade options for Hughes and strike while the iron is hot. There are teams across the NFL that might be willing to make a deal if the price is right and this would give the organization something in return for a player that hasn’t lived up to his billing so far.

Let’s take a look at four possible trade destinations for Hughes is the Vikings decide to go down this particular route.