When the Minnesota Vikings made the move to deal cornerback Mike Hughes to the Kansas City Chiefs a little more than a week ago, I think a lot of us figured that Rick Spielman and company had something else planned, given the Vikings’ lack of depth at that position as things stand right now.
It appears as though we were right. . .or, at least, we may be on the verge of being right.
It was widely reported on Thursday that the Vikings met with veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who would be a significant get for the purple at this point in the offseason.
Breeland is heading into his eighth NFL season. He was selected by the artists formerly known as the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and spent his first five seasons with them. For the past two years, he has played for the Chiefs, including picking up a Super Bowl ring as a part of their championship team from the 2019 season.
For his career, Breeland has 14 interceptions and 81 passes defended. If the Vikings were to be able to sign him, he would definitely be the odds-on favorite to shore up the #3 cornerback spot behind Patrick Peterson and Cameron Dantzler, giving the Vikings a significant upgrade at a spot where they struggled mightily for most of 2020.
It doesn’t sound like any sort of signing is imminent yet, but the Vikings have at least engaged talks with someone that could give their secondary a boost.