Problem of the day, that pesky Starship Hoverslam.
Imagining a crazy (childish) contest to see who could flip at the lowest altitude and brake to 0 rate of descent and land, it was (hilariously) imagined one could "cheat" by braking in the horizontal with "side rockets" then flipping and landing.
Then, it was realized, could just the engines be gimballed 90 degrees for a horizontal landing. Yes, another would be needed in front.
Conceptually, the design might be a bit like the Harrier, but could control pitch just like a Chinook helicopter, and enable one to make the aerodynamic fins smaller.
Could this be practical?