LA Chargers: 3 teams to call regarding a Desmond King trade

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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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2. Minnesota Vikings

It was too easy to make the Minnesota Vikings the first team on this list, so we made them the second. The Vikings had something to gain by trading for Desmond King back in July and they still have something to gain by trading for Desmond King in September.

In fact, the Vikings have even more of a reason to trade for King now than they did over the summer. The Vikings are also 0-2 and the defense has been just as bad as Atlanta — allowing 71 combined points to the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.

The root of the problem has been the secondary. The Vikings have some young corners with potential but they have been absolutely torched in the passing game. Philip Rivers only had 214 yards but was 19 of 25 passing while Aaron Rodgers threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns.

The team also lost linebacker, Anthony Barr. While Barr is an outside linebacker and King is part of the secondary, King is someone who the Vikings could use in the box or even bring off the edge as a pass-rusher, something that he has done before.

Again, the Chargers are probably going to get a mid-round pick for King (so don’t expect much) and the Vikings have a combined six fourth and fifth-round draft picks. They have plenty of capital to trade to the Chargers and could offer much more than anyone else.