The Minnesota Vikings have been rumored to be selling at the deadline ever since losing to the Los Angeles Chargers 28-24 in week three. The main player involved in those discussions was outside linebacker Danielle Hunter.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, there is “almost no chance” that Hunter will get traded at the trade deadline on Tuesday.
The Vikings are in a really interesting spot for the 2023 season. Sitting at 4-4, they were back in position for a playoff spot. Unfortunately, losing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a season-ending torn Achilles tendon put a wrench into things.
The Vikings competitive rebuild matra doesn’t jive with trading away one of your best players, even if he is on an expiring contract. Hunter may hit the open market, but the Vikings are likely going to be active in trying to re-sign him.