Vikings Predicted to Trade for Young QB

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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) warms up at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Thursday, Dec. 21. 22, 2022. NFL NY Jets vs Jacksonville Jaguars Jaguars at Jets. © Danielle Parhijkaran/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY Network.

Kirk Cousins ​​is only under contract for one more season, and the team could trade for the young quarterback sometime between now and November 2nd.

That’s the working principle of SI.com this week, from NFL writer Connor Orr.

Vikings predict trade for young QB

Minnesota also has veteran Nick Mullens and rookie Jaren Hall on the roster, but it’s unclear whether someone will assume QB1 duties if Cousins ​​does indeed leave in free agency next March.

Orr had a few examples in mind for the Vikings’ grand quarterback plan, including zach wilson new york jets, mac jones New England Patriots, or San Francisco 49ers signal-caller trey lance,

December 22, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) looks to pass the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports.

He wrote in his article titled Wednesday 100 Bold Predictions for the 2023 NFL Season“The Vikings will make a relatively low-cost and high-upside maneuver to secure their quarterback for 2024 ahead of the market.”

The move would be really on-brand for Adofo-Mensah, who rotated trades during his first season as boss for ‘high-upside’ players like Jalen Rigor, Ross Blacklock and TJ Hockenson.

“Tre Lance? Zach Wilson? Mac Jones? The Vikings aren’t going to catch as many good-luck heaters as they did a year ago by winning 13 games. They’ll be mediocre and face life after even a very good quarterback, who command a fully guaranteed salary each season,” Orr said.

November 24, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mack Jones (10) throws a pass to Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter (99) during the first quarter at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory credit: Jeffrey Baker-USA TODAY Sports.

Aaron Rodgers took Wilson’s job in New York, and it’s also a little odd that the BYU alumnus is still on the Jets’ roster. He was regarded as the team’s big defender two years ago, but by the end of the 2022 season, Wilson had become the butt of jokes, at most self-inflicted. Still, Wilson is 23, a former first-rounder, and younger than many 2023 rookie quarterbacks.

Perhaps the most scandalous of Orr’s three choices, Jones may not last long in New England. Athletic informed of in March that Jones and the Patriots, primarily head coach Bill Belichick, had a “rift” that may not be reparable. On the football side, Jones is hot and cold as a passer and last year convinced the Vikings in a loss on Thanksgiving night. But as Vikings examines life after Cousins, sitting in bed with a Blaze pocket-passer can’t flip the script enough.

September 11, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) throws the ball against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports.

Finally, Lance has been the object of the ire of some fans and media entities for months. The 49ers have a hodgepodge of potential QB1s, including Lance, Sam Darnold and upstart Brock Purdy. In theory, if San Francisco leans entirely on Purdy, Lance could be expendable, and the Minnesota native could find his way to the Vikings via trade. His trade value is at an all-time low.

Otherwise, the Vikings’ options are to extend Cousins ​​for his age-36 season, 2024. Or – do it the old fashioned way by selecting a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Left up to Orr, though, the forecast is a Wilson, Jones or Lance.


dustin baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, vikesnow, He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday roan sau And Sal Masala, His Vikings passion dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds and The Doors (band).

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