Not long after trading away their 2021 NFL Draft first-round pick this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs have traded to gain a 2018 first-round pick.
The Chiefs coordinated an trade Thursday with the Minnesota Vikings for cornerback Mike Hughes and a 2022 seventh-round pick in exchange for a 2022 6th round pick, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport revealed. The Chiefs and Vikings later reported the trade.
Hughes, chosen 30th in general by the Vikings in 2018, suffered a torn ACL as a rookie and played in just four games in 2020 for Minnesota because of a neck injury. In this manner, the Chiefs are taking a risk on an as yet encouraging, however injury-plagued corner who’s still only 24.
The deal to get Hughes is the latest in a eventful offseason for the Chiefs following their Super Bowl LV misfortune to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As aforementioned, the Chiefs exchanged away their 2021 first-round pick, shipping it to the Ravens to get hostile tackle Orlando Brown as one of bunch moves made to support the offensive line.
Hughes, gotten at the low price tag of a 6th round pick, will look for a second chance independently and to improve the group’s cornerback corps, which right now includes L’Jarius Sneed, Charvarius Ward and the as of late marked Will Parks.
The Vikings, in the mean time, in their endeavors to proceed onward from a down season protectively have cut binds with a first-rounder who didn’t work out, which isn’t obvious considering, when solid, Hughes just counted seven beginnings in 24 games across three seasons.
There’s additionally Minnesota’s option of Patrick Peterson, a veteran getting a shot at one final run with the Vikings as Hughes is a youthful ability getting a second shot at having a first-round effect.