3 free agents that could immediately help the Vikings in 2021

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Richard Sherman – CB

After experimenting with a young secondary in 2020 ended up being a terrible idea, the Vikings made sure to add some veteran cornerbacks to their roster this past offseason.

Patrick Peterson was the most notable name Minnesota added to their secondary this year, and for the most part, he’s played well during his two games this season.

Bashaud Breeland was another veteran corner the Vikings signed this year and he ended up winning the job as the team’s other starting cornerback. Unlike Peterson, however, Breeland’s time on the field for Minnesota this season has not gone well at all.

Breeland has given up multiple touchdowns in coverage during the last two weeks and he’s missed several opportunities to make a tackle in the open field.

If the Vikings are interested in finding someone new to take over as their other starting corner, Richard Sherman could be someone to consider.

Sherman has been a starting cornerback in the NFL for the last 10 years and his work on the field has resulted in five Pro Bowls and three First-Team All-Pro selections.

Sherman dealt with some injuries last season with the San Francisco 49ers and he only appeared in five games. But he’s had plenty of time to recover and he should be ready to get back on the field whenever he ends up joining a team this year.

If Minnesota isn’t concerned about his injuries from last season, they should definitely consider trying to add the veteran corner to their secondary if his asking price doesn’t break the bank.