Patriots: 3 best Stephon Gilmore trade partners as 2021 season approaches

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Minnesota Vikings, Patriots

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JANUARY 03: Minnesota Vikings head football coach Mike Zimmer (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings
NFC North

The idea that Kirk Cousins is a bad quarterback is simply not a tenable position anymore, and Minnesota’s triplets of Cousins, Dalvin Cook at running back, and Justin Jefferson at wide receiver should help the offense produce. The defense, however, could use a bit of work in the secondary alongside standout sophomore Cameron Dantzler.

With failed first-rounder Mike Hughes gone and safety Anthony Harris having signed in Philadelphia, Minnesota needs that one big piece to really take this defense over the top this year.

The Vikings could be ideal for Patriots DB Stephon Gilmore.

Not only is Mike Zimmer a defensive head coach, but he is a guy who made his name coaching some of the best defensive backs in the game with the Cowboys in the ’90s. If anyone knows both what a great cornerback can do for his team and how to get the most out of said cornerback, it’s Zim.

The Vikings have plenty of picks to give to New England in return, and they might need to surrender those picks up to take control of the division. The Bears will start a rookie in Justin Fields eventually, the Lions are rebuilding, and the Packers are one Aaron Rodgers trade away from being average. The Vikings should be on the phone with New England right now.

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