The Vikings‘ quest to land a new franchise quarterback would be an immeasurably easier one if only those pesky Redskins, who also need a quarterback, weren’t sitting there two spots ahead of them.
Well guess what: there’s a rumor that the Redskins may be looking to trade down from the 10 spot to 17, in a deal with the New England Patriots. The Pats would then select North Carolina DE Robert Quinn.
Were this trade to happen, there would be one less team ahead of the Vikings looking at quarterback. This would presumably increase the possibility of a Jake Locker or maybe even a Blaine Gabbert making it all the way down to 12.
The pieces will start falling into place less than an hour from now.