Player No. 1
Jordan Hicks - ILB
Jordan Hicks has had his name thrown around in some trade rumors lately, thanks to his veteran presence in the middle of the defense. Rather than spending his later seasons with a bad team, it would make sense for a contender to acquire him and bolster the defense.
In Chicago, Hicks was all over the place defensively and made two game-changing plays to help seal the victory. After the Vikings turned the ball over late in the first half, Hicks intercepted a Justin Fields pass that floated over the middle of the field as the linebacker tracked it over his shoulder to keep the Bears from scoring.
On the first drive following Justin Fields' injury, Hicks recovered a fumble and carried it to the house to give the Vikings a 19-6 lead in the second half. While he may be worth a trade consideration later this season, Hicks is a vital piece for this defense. The Vikings need a veteran in the middle to help guide their young linebackers.
Ivan Pace has been the talk of the town when discussing the second level of the defense, but Jordan Hicks has been very solid in his second season with the club. He flashed all over the field on Sunday and was a huge reason for the Vikings leaving with a win.