Vikings Trade for $6 Million RB, Agree to Pick Swap

With their recent trade with the Los Angeles Rams, the Minnesota Vikings have addressed a glaring hole in their running back corps.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Minnesota traded future draft selections for Cam Akers from Los Angeles on September 20.

Schefter reported on X that the Rams have traded running back Cam Akers to the Vikings in exchange for two 2026 draft selections.

Schefter's original story did not specify which round of the 2026 draft the teams would trade picks.

Akers was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with the 52nd overall choice in the 2020 NFL Draft's second round. 

The running back is in the final year of his $6.2 million rookie deal and will be a free agent if the Vikings don't re-sign him before March of 2024.