4 Vikings players that could be traded during the 2021 offseason

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Riley Reiff – LT

It will probably be more surprising if Riley Reiff is actually still on the Vikings’ roster for their first game of the 2021 season.

Reiff has been involved in a bunch of recent trade rumors during the last year, including one just before last season’s trade deadline that involved the Tennessee Titans. The offensive lineman obviously didn’t get dealt to the Titans, but the interest in trading for his services should still be there this offseason.

After two underwhelming performances in 2018 and 2019, Reiff got back on track last season, and the argument can be made that he played better than any other offensive lineman on Minnesota’s roster.

Heading into 2021, however, the Vikings left tackle is currently scheduled to have a cap hit of $13.95 million. While his cap hit isn’t outrageous for next season, Minnesota could save almost $12 million if they cut or trade him.

That might be a move the Vikings are forced to make considering the fact that they are currently projected to begin the new league year in March more than $9 million over the salary cap.

Minnesota would obviously like to see what they can get for Reiff on the trade market first before they decide to release him. If a team includes a third or fourth-round pick in an offer for the left tackle, then that would be a deal the Vikings should pounce on.