Vikings are concentrating on their franchise QB of the long run to switch Kirk Cousins

The Minnesota Vikings pulled off a pre-draft commerce with the Houston Texans on Friday that brings them nearer to their new franchise quarterback who will change Kirk Cousins, in accordance with Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Minnesota acquired two 2024 picks — No. 23 (first spherical) and No. 232 (seventh spherical) — in alternate for his or her No. 42 (second spherical) and No. 188 (sixth spherical) on this 12 months’s draft and a 2025 second-round choose.

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Texans now not have a first-round choose within the 2024 NFL Draft and Vikings nonetheless maintain an additional sixth-round choice. It is attainable they’re accumulating picks to maneuver up even greater.

After Cousins joined the Atlanta Falcons in free company, Minnesota signed 2018 third general choose Sam Darnold as a brief alternative and Vikings basic supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah mentioned Thursday that they don’t seem to be a lock to draft a QB, which now feels like a lie.

Which QBs can be obtainable for Vikings?

This 12 months’s draft features a deep pool of quarterbacks, together with Caleb Williams, Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels, however they’re going to be off the board within the prime 5.

The remaining potential first-round quarterbacks should not as gifted, although Brock Purdy was “Mr. Irrelevant” and he led the San Francisco 49ers to the Tremendous Bowl.

If the Vikings can transfer up a bit greater, it is attainable they draft Bo Nix out of Eugene with the 18th general choice.

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