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Vikings’ Bold Move: Trade Proposal for Star Quarterback!



The clock is ticking for the Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback situation, irrespective of Kirk Cousins’ status. This year presents a prime opportunity to prepare for a future without the four-time Pro Bowler, potentially involving a trade to secure a promising quarterback.

With at least six quarterbacks expected to go in the first two rounds, the Vikings might need to be assertive in acquiring one for themselves. Bleacher Report’s scouting department proposed a hypothetical trade scenario to facilitate this transition, suggesting the Vikings move up from their No. 11 spot to secure LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels, despite him being the 24th-ranked prospect on their board.

The proposed trade involves the Vikings receiving the 2024 first-round pick (No. 7 overall) from the Tennessee Titans, who, in turn, would receive the Vikings’ 2024 first-round pick (No. 11 overall) and 2024 second-round pick (No. 42 overall). This strategic move positions the Vikings to address their quarterback needs while accommodating the impending extension for wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

Jayden Daniels, the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner from LSU, has seen a significant rise in his draft stock after an impressive season. While USC’s Caleb Williams and North Carolina’s Drake Maye are anticipated to be top picks, Daniels is now considered a viable option.

Despite the trade speculation, the return of Kirk Cousins remains a sensible option for both him and the Vikings, especially if the front office aims to trade up for a quarterback. Given Cousins’ $28.5 million salary cap impact for the next season, a contract extension could mitigate this figure. The mutual desire to continue their partnership further emphasizes the potential for Cousins’ return.

Daniels, listed at 185 pounds, could benefit from spending a year or two behind an established veteran like Cousins. Cousins, in turn, could argue that the Vikings offer him the best chance to compete, considering their competitive division and the team’s recent successes in the latter part of the 2023 season. Despite challenges, such as Cousins’ Achilles tear and a down season, the Vikings remain a competitive force in their division.

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