The Vikings' 2023 prospects seem bleak as underdogs against the Eagles on Thursday night primetime.
A 0-2 start would be disastrous for Minnesota. MinnesotaBets.com reports that less than 10% of clubs with two losses have entered the playoffs since 1970.
The Vikings started 2020 0-2 and finished 1-5 at the bye. The executive staff traded sack leader Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for a third-round pick that week.
It makes logical that Bleacher Report's NFL trade big board ranks Hunter first.
After long-term extension talks failed, the Vikings signed Hunter to a one-year, $17 million contract.
Hunter, 29, will be a free agent next year; if the Vikings' season fails, Minnesota should preserve draft capital.
The Raiders and Browns are probable destinations for the three-time Pro Bowl edge rusher before the October 31 trade deadline.
Wide receiver K.J. Osborn of the Minnesota Vikings may be traded before the 2023 trade deadline.
Hunter is not the only Vikings player whose future is unknown and might be traded in the coming months.
This season, seven starters have expiring contracts and could leave in free agency next season.
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