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Chiefs News: Mike Hughes Acquired in Trade With Vikings

Devon Platana
The Kansas City Chiefs shored up their secondary in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Kansas City Chiefs shored up their secondary in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings. / Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

When you think about a team as good as the Kansas City Chiefs, it's hard to think about what they could do to make their roster even better. Well, the team found out just how to do that by acquiring Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes on Thursday.

Acquiring the former first-rounder didn't cost much due to Hughes' length injury history, making this a possible steal for KC.

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After being drafted 30th overall in 2018, Hughes' NFL career has been marred with injuries. He's missed 24 of a possible 48 games over the last three seasons. However, when he actually has played, he's looked pretty promising.

Through the 24 games he has suited up for, Hughes has recorded 80 total tackles, 13 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions, including one that was returned for a Pick-6. He's also been an occasional kick and punt returner for the Vikings, which means the Chiefs have some versatility when it comes to how they want to use him.

Overall, it's a good situation for the Chiefs and Hughes. On one hand, the 24-year-old cornerback is on the last year of his contract, so Kansas City doesn't have to stay committed if things don't work out. On the other hand, the Chiefs are perennial Super Bowl contenders, which could give Hughes the incentive to stay healthier and to try harder than ever before.

As it stands, the Chiefs have the best odds to win the Super Bowl at +500, according to FanDuel Sportsbooks.

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