Vikings Reportedly Shopping Trae Waynes and That is a Bad Idea

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This has to be a joke right? Are there people out there who think this is a good idea?

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FOLKS. Trading Trae Waynes would be a bad idea. Here are just a few reasons:

1. He’s pretty damn good and getting better year by year

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2. In case you haven’t noticed the rest of the Vikings cornerbacks all have varying degrees of question marks. Xavier Rhodes had a “down year” and was banged up at various points during the season. Mike Hughes will be coming off ACL surgery. Mackensie Alexander had a good year but that was his first one.. and Holton Hill played well for stretches but is largely unproven. Cornerback depth matters, and trading Waynes would deplete that group in the event of another significant injury next year.

3. I know Waynes has a pretty hefty cap number when his option kicks in. But that is far more preferrable to some suggested alternatives:

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This one I don’t hate, but I’m still against it.

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There are some MAULERS in the draft on the o-line. Eric and Brandon discussed the options available with NFL Draft expert, Jordan Reid, on this week’s Minnesota Sports Fan Podcast. Go get one of those guys and improve the line that way. Brian O’Neill worked out pretty well didn’t he? Exactly. So, to review, if anyone tells you trading Waynes is a good idea react like this:

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Seth Toupal @SethToups
MinnesotaSportsFan.com

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