4 reasons why the Vikings already have the best defense in the NFL

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Less than two weeks ago, Cameron Dantzler was penciled in by most to be one of the Vikings’ two starting corners next season. This might not be the case anymore after Minnesota recently signed Bashaud Breeland.

Dantzler and Breeland will be competing this summer for that other starting cornerback role next to Patrick Peterson and no matter who wins this battle, the Vikings will reap the benefits.

With the addition of Breeland, Minnesota guaranteed themselves that they will have at least one backup corner who possesses the ability to be an everyday starter.

The Vikings have something similar going on with their defensive line after Tuesday’s signing of Sheldon Richardson. In his return to Minnesota, Richardson is expecting to assume more of a rotational role as opposed to being in the starting lineup like he has for the majority of his career.

With guys like D.J. Wonnum, Harrison Hand, Armon Watts, Kris Boyd, Cameron Bynum, and Chazz Surratt, the Vikings’ depth on defense also features a bunch of young talent.

Minnesota should be able to continue performing at an elite level in 2021 whenever they need to turn to their backups for some help.