4 teams that might trade for Kyle Rudolph in the 2021 offseason

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Minnesota Vikings
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Denver Broncos

One of Kyle Rudolph’s best seasons in his NFL career happened back in the 2017 season when he finished with 63 catches for 585 yards and nine touchdowns (including the playoffs). Rudolph’s performance that year resulted in his second-career trip to the Pro Bowl.

Calling the plays for the Vikings offense in 2017 was Pat Shurmur, who was also the team’s tight ends coach in 2016. Shurmur is now the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.

The top of the tight end depth chart is set for the Broncos with Noah Fant. But after Fant, there isn’t much more to be excited about when it comes to Denver’s tight ends.

Shurmur was able to get more production out of Rudolph than almost anyone during his one season as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator. If the Broncos are looking to add a veteran tight end who can help improve their 27th-ranked red zone offense, then giving the Vikings a call this offseason might not be a bad idea.