3 players the Vikings should entertain trade offers for in the 2024 offseason

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith
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Recently, there have been rumors floating around that this could be the final season in the NFL for Vikings All-Pro safety Harrison Smith.

Smith will turn 35 in February, and the 2023 season has been one of the first where his older age has begun to catch up with him. Still, whatever he's lost in speed or skill the last few years, he's able to make up for with his extensive experience and his leadership abilites in the locker room.

This doesn't like something that has a high chance of happening, but let's say Smith decides he still wants to continue his pro football career in 2024, but he wants Minnesota to trade him to a franchise that has a better shot at winning a Super Bowl within the next two seasons.

With everything Smith has helped the Vikings accomplish during his tenure with the franchise, it would probably be difficult for the team to turn down his request.

If Minnesota let it be known that Smith was available to be acquired in a trade, a number of NFL teams would likely be interested in making a deal for the veteran safety, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, and Buffalo Bills.

The Vikings probably wouldn't get a whole lot back in a trade for Smith (maybe a conditional fifth-round draft selection?), but they would clear more than $11.3 million in cap space if they dealt him to another team before June 1st.

If Smith decides he wants to continue playing in the NFL next season, would he only want it to be in Minnesota, or would he want to go somewhere else to chase a ring?