From @donraul007 on Twitter: Trae Waynes (is) having another solid, if unspectacular, season. Do you think he gets a long-term deal, and if so what kind of numbers would they be looking at?
Andrew Krammer: A year ago, Waynes was the league's fifth-most targeted cornerback, getting thrown at 102 times, according to Pro Football Focus. That's nearly 6.5 per game. Waynes has had that figure drop by more than two targets this season, to 4.3 per game.
He's still allowing a 100-plus rating in coverage, per PFF, but he's been a full-time contributor of a Vikings defense allowing the fewest passing touchdowns (14) so far.
That said, it's looking more likely the team keeps him for 2019 under a fifth-year option worth about $9 million. But his long-term future in Minnesota will depend on his asking price entering 2020, his age 28 season. The Vikings have been successful at locking up homegrown talent on relative bargains, but it remains to be seen if it'll happen with Waynes.