3 trades the Vikings should have made before this year’s deadline

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Which players should the Minnesota Vikings have attempted to acquire before this season’s trade deadline?

After weeks of speculation, the Minnesota Vikings ended up not making any significant roster moves when this season’s trade deadline passed on Tuesday.

With a 2-5 record after their first seven games, most assumed the Vikings were going to be sellers if they were going to make any deals before the deadline. But with the possibility of there being two additional playoff spots up for grabs in each conference this year, Minnesota could have also attempted to make a trade or two to help improve their chances of sneaking into the postseason.

Overall, there weren’t a ton of notable deals that took place around the NFL before this year’s trade deadline. With most assuming the salary cap will decrease in 2021, teams seem to be valuing draft picks even more as they look ahead to the upcoming offseason.

The guys who were dealt, however, weren’t really acquired for a steep price. So if the Vikings wanted to make a trade before Tuesday’s deadline, it probably wouldn’t have cost them much.

Looking back at Minnesota’s decision to not make any deadline deals, who are some of the players the team should have attempted to acquire in order to improve their chances for success for the remainder of this season and for the future?