What are some of the biggest Minnesota Vikings news headlines and rumors as the team heads into their Monday night matchup against the San Francisco 49ers?
Despite the fact that they didn't even play on Sunday, there is still plenty of Minnesota Vikings news and rumors to discuss as the team prepares an attempt to pull off an upset against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.
With this season's trade deadline just over a week away (October 31), there are a number of Vikings-related trade rumors currently floating around, the three other teams in the NFC North also had an interesting afternoon on Sunday, and we'll go over some last-minute injury notes before Minnesota takes on the 49ers inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
So, let's not waste any more time and get right into everything.
Vikings continuing to receive trade calls about Danielle Hunter
Given their early-season struggles, and since the Vikings could potentially fall to 2-5 after Monday's game, there have been multiple reports related to teams contacting Minnesota about potential trades for some of their players before this year's deadline.
One of these players is Vikings pass rusher Danielle Hunter. Currently, in the final year of his contract, Hunter is off to an impressive start this season in Minnesota's new aggressive defense, as he has already accumulated a league-leading eight sacks in his six games this year.
For a team that feels like they might be a pass rusher away from truly contending for a championship this season, Hunter could be someone worth targeting.
On Sunday, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport shared the latest on Minnesota's Pro Bowl pass rusher, and he revealed that "teams have been calling the Vikings about potentially trading for Hunter."
Rapoport is the latest NFL insider to share similar information about the veteran pass rusher, as ESPN's Jeremy Fowler and The Athletic's Dianna Russini both reported last week about Minnesota receiving calls from other teams about trading Hunter.
It's crazy to think that one game could potentially determine Hunter's future with the Vikings this season, but the chances of the team moving on from him before the deadline will certainly increase if their record drops to 2-5 after Monday night's contest against San Francisco.