According to their official team Twitter account, the Minnesota Vikings have signed former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a one-year contract that is reportedly worth $4 million. Breeland had visited with the Vikings on May 20.
Over his two seasons with Kansas City, Breeland started 26 games, collecting 86 tackles (67 solo, two for loss), four interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and 17 passes defensed.
Breeland issued a statement for Kansas City fans and teammates on Twitter.
This was a tough decision when heart was sold on kc and the brotherhood that I’ve made over the last two years when one door close another always open it’s been my life story but I will always love the Kansas City chiefs organization. I wanna thank the Hunt family, Coach Reid— Bashaud Breeland (@Bree2Land6) June 4, 2021
After the Chiefs decided not sign Breeland to a new deal after 2020, Breeland and the team continued to have discussions about him returning to the team for 2021. But Kansas City now has two defensive backs who were first-round picks for their former teams — Deandre Baker and new addition Mike Hughes — along with returning starter Charvarius Ward and second-year player L’Jarius Sneed.
Ultimately, there wasn't enough interest on both sides to come to terms, so Breeland will spend 2021 in Minnesota... still searching for the long-term deal he was trying to sign when he first visited the Chiefs during their training camp in 2018.