Could the Minnesota Vikings be considering moving edge rusher Danielle Hunter before the NFL's trade deadline?
At the moment, it's hard to know if the Minnesota Vikings are thinking about being buyers or sellers as the NFL's trade deadline approaches. The team has a game against the Packers on Sunday that could make that decision a little easier.
A win over Green Bay would bring Minnesota to a 4-4 record on the season after a disappointing 1-3 start. It could also prompt the Vikings to look for any player who can help the team be successful this season.
Losing to Green Bay would leave the Vikings with a 3-5 record and possibly looking to the future instead of making this season a priority. That could mean moving on from some players they might be able to get assets for in a trade.
Recently, Sports Illustrated shared an article talking about the Minnesota Vikings. Albert Breer says that although Minnesota isn't expected to have a fire sale, it would be worth keeping an eye on edge rusher Danielle Hunter.
Here is what Breer had to say about Hunter:
""Hunter turns 29 on Sunday, is still hyperproductive—he has a league-leading nine sacks through seven games—and would be a nice piece for someone such as Detroit that’s looking for a missing piece.""- Albert Breer - Sports Illustrated
A player like Hunter who is young and can win as either a defensive end or outside linebacker is a hugely interesting trade target. He has been playing exceptionally well this season but there are plenty of questions about his future in Minnesota.
Breer also mentions Jordan Hicks as a player who could potentially be traded away but adds that quarterback Kirk Cousins and safety Harrison Smith aren't likely to be sent away before the league's deadline.
Of course, the most likely outcome for the Minnesota Vikings is that they stand firm with their roster and move forward as they stand. However, it is not impossible that a deal could be made before the trade deadline at 3:00 PM Central on October 31.