Vikings Sign Former Super Bowl Champion Cornerback

The Minnesota Vikings brought in former Super Bowl Champion cornerback Bashaud Breeland in free agency.
The Minnesota Vikings brought in former Super Bowl Champion cornerback Bashaud Breeland in free agency. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings have been in the market for cornerbacks throughout the entire offseason. Last year, Minnesota had a bottom-10 pass defense that surrendered 258.8 yards per game through the air.

Minnesota has already addressed the secondary by adding eight-time Pro Bowl selection Patrick Peterson from the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings made another move to add a veteran presence to the secondary on Friday night by signing former Super Bowl Champion Bashaud Breeland.

Bashaud Breeland Vikings

Breeland comes over to Minnesota after a pair of highly successful seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. In that span, Breeland made back-to-back Super Bowl appearances including a championship two years ago. He's been an above-average corner during his time in Kansas City and earned a 67.7 rating from ProFootballFocus last season.

In 27 career games with the Chiefs, Breeland owns four interceptions, 17 passes defended and 86 combined tackles. The seven-year NFL veteran will join Mackensie Alexander, Kris Boyd, Peterson and Harrison Hand in the revamped Vikings secondary next season.

Currently, Minnesota owns favorable +270 odds to win the NFC North in 2021, according to the latest NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. A revamped secondary is sure to help the Vikings make some noise next season.

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