The Minnesota Vikings are likely to replace Kirk Cousins in 2024, so bringing someone in ahead of next season whom he can groom as a successor could be in the plans for the team.
With the quarterback probably set to test the waters of free agency at the end of the 2023 season, the Vikings will have an opportunity to draft a QB for the future later this month.
However, they might need to trade up to do so.
As it happens, there is a rival in the NFC who’s made a habit of trading first-round picks they could turn to.
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Chad Reuter of NFL.com has fashioned a list of five sensible draft-day trades which includes the Vikings acquiring the No. 10 overall pick via a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The deal would require the Vikings to give up their 23rd overall pick, as well as their third-round pick (87) and a first-round pick for next year’s draft.
“Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman has made at least one trade involving a first-round pick in all but one of the past seven drafts,” he points out.
“If the Eagles aren’t interested in something like the above deal, the Vikings could still call other teams in the middle of the first round if they like one of the available signal-callers.”
Minnesota has never picked a quarterback from inside the top 10 but there is a new regime in place, and that could soon change.
The team also considered trading up to get Justin Fields in 2021, which should be an indication of the direction they’re trying to move in.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.