The Minnesota Vikings need a lot of help in fixing their roster as almost every position outside of running back is good to go. One of the more pressing needs besides needs on the defensive side of the ball, is a quarterback who can develop and become the franchise guy the team has been lacking for basically its entire post-Fran Tarkenton existence.
Kirk Cousins is a guy who is routinely being mentioned in trade rumors when it comes to teams who desperately need a young leader. While he’s established he can be a solid signal caller, the Vikings don’t appear to be all that interested in trading away high draft picks to acquire Cousins from Washington.
ESPN.com blogger Ben Goessling doesn’t deny the Vikings having interest in Cousins, rather he states the risks may outweigh the reward.
I’d be careful, though, to assume he would be the answer to the Vikings’ problems.He struggled in relief of Robert Griffin III this season, and as we saw with Matt Flynn a couple years ago, the hot backup quarterback du jour isn’t always ready to make the leap to being a full-time guy.
If the Vikings miss out on a top quarterback in the draft, they may be more open to trading for Cousins on draft day, but even then, picking up a young and mobile quarterback out of college on the second day might be the more attractive option.