Kirk Cousins’ Alternative Destination Gets Murkier

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The Minnesota Vikings have spent most of their offseason consumed by the fact that they must get the quarterback position correct now and in the immediate future.

Kirk Cousins’ Alternative Destination Gets Murkier

How Kirk Cousins fits into that remains to be seen, but there is a possibility he lands elsewhere. The Atlanta Falcons are among the teams vying for his services, but the odds have begun to shift there.

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We have now reached NFL Combine week, and that means Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O’Connell are both in Indianapolis looking at a handful of quarterback prospects they could ultimately put under center for the Minnesota Vikings. How much draft capital they want to invest and to what extent they believe in a rookie signal caller taking over will directly correlate to the outcome with Kirk Cousins.

There is no denying that the Atlanta Falcons are in the market for a quarterback. It is evident that Desmond Ridder wasn’t the answer, and a revolving door isn’t going to work either. They have a high draft pick and could nab a signal caller in April, sign Cousins, or trade for someone. It’s that last possibility that is now becoming more and more likely.

Significant line movement has continued in favor of Atlanta’s next quarterback, current Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Minnesota’s NFC North rival appears set to move on from Fields and is likely to select Caleb Williams with the first overall pick. They would then expect a solid return for Fields, but it wouldn’t cost Atlanta a first-round pick. They could acquire a quarterback with some promise and build around him with their stock of draft picks.

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With odds continuing to suggest positive momentum between Fields and the Falcons, the impact on Minnesota is that a likely destination for Cousins would be off the board. Of course, Minnesota still remains the most logical spot for Cousins to play in 2024, but until the ink dries on that contract, the eventual outcome remains up in the air.

Ted Schwerzler is a blogger from the Twin Cities that is focused on all things Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. He’s active on Twitter and writes weekly for Twins Daily. As a former college athlete and avid sports fan, covering our pro teams with a passion has always seemed like such a natural outlet.