Exercise the option? No
Hughes, who has started just seven games in his career while logging just 13 total passes defensed in three seasons, has been on injured reserve with a neck injury since October. Meanwhile, the Vikings made draft commitments to other cornerbacks in 2020, selecting Jeff Gladney in Round 1 (No. 31 overall) and Cameron Dantzler in Round 3 (No. 89 overall), with Gladney recording 79 tackles, including seven for loss, and a forced fumble and Dantzler chipping in 45 tackles, two picks, four passes defensed and one forced fumble.