If there was a Minnesota Vikings offseason cliche bingo card, then quarterback trades including the San Francisco 49ers would most surely be on it. A number of years ago there were the continuous “Kirk Cousins to San Francisco for Jimmy G and picks” reports. Last offseason, Trey Lance to Minnesota was raised regularly up until he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2024 fourth round choice.
Thankfully, the Vikings didn’t pay too much for Lance. Admittedly, I was at least interested by the concept of purchasing short on the previous #3 general choice in the 2021 NFL Draft. Lance is a raw, dual-threat QB who is still just 23 years of ages. He just began 4 video games for San Francisco before injuries and an absence of pro-readiness hindered his profession. Trey Lance most likely will not turn into an excellent quarterback, however I a minimum of comprehended the appeal of taking a leaflet on a home town kid with alluring advantage.
Tom Pelissero talked a little bit about the Vikings quarterback situation and mentioned that while the Vikings want to revive Kirk Cousins, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Co. are developing contingency strategies on the occasion that the 2 sides stop working to reach an arrangement on an agreement extension.
“They would like to resign Kirk Cousins who is set to become a free agent in March.” Peliserro stated. “But my anticipation is Cousins will have a strong market, even at age 35 coming off a torn Achilles. Minnesota is examining all options in the event that Cousins ends up landing elsewhere.”
“If in fact the price tag goes too high, the Vikings likely would pursue a more economical veteran. One guy who is a possibility: Sam Darnold, the 49ers current backup. Hope that veteran becomes this year’s Baker Mayfield, while also buying them time to develop a rookie quarterback.”
Now, I’m uncertain if this is a real expert scoop from Tom Peliserro, or if he’s simply spitballing. Regardless, the concept of the Vikings including Sam Darnold is really out of favor among the fanbase. Here are a few of my preferred remarks:
If Sam Darnold is quarterbacking this group next year I may establish psychological problems
— krilldude (@krilldude) February 11, 2024
if the vikings simply tanked in 2017 they’d currently have sam darnold rather of an ineffective wonder that’s just helpful for everybody’s sensations
— Luke Braun (@LukeBraunNFL) February 11, 2024
The last remark harms the most, due to the fact that it represents how the remainder of the NFC North would respond to Minnesota beginning a bridge quarterback who is even worse than Josh Dobbs. The Vikings would be buffooned non-stop and the fans would have absolutely nothing to be thrilled ready to begin the season. No novice quarterback, No T.J. Hockenson, simply sensations of discomfort and jealously seeing that our department competitors get to view competitive, or at least, amusing football groups on a weekly basis.
Kwesi, please do not subject me to this abuse, I plead of you.