Vikings Should Steal This Free Agent Away From the Packers

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Vikings should steal this free agent away from the Green Bay Packers.
The Minnesota Vikings should steal this free agent away from the Green Bay Packers. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings hovered around .500 football in 2021, struggling immensely in the secondary and finishing the year at just 8-9 on the outside of the playoffs looking in. The team used this as an opportunity to make some major personnel decisions, including the hiring of Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM and Kevin O'Connell as head coach.

NFL free agency kicks off next week and Adofo-Mensah and O'Connell will have to bring talent in to turn Minnesota back into a contender. With that in mind, the Viking should look at stealing one free agent from their division rival, the Green Bay Packers.

Vikings Free Agency

The Packers aren't set to lose too many buzzy names in free agency. Without much cap space, the Vikings won't be landing big-name free agents anyway. Instead Minnesota needs to focus on solid role players and depth.

That's why veteran cornerback Rasul Douglas would be the perfect signing.

Douglas saw action in just 12 games as a midseason addition, but still rated as one of Green Bay's best secondary defenders. He led the Packers with 5 interceptions and ranked second in passes defended (13). Not to mention, Douglas turned out 2 defensive TDs and received a positive 74.8 rating from PFF.

Douglas would be a relatively cheap addition too, considering he's fresh off a contract worth only 990K. He's certainly not the only cornerback the Vikings should target after allowing a putrid 252.9 passing yards per game (28th). But, this is a signing that would stick it to Green Bay, and there's nothing better than that.

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