Report: Vikings interested in West Virginia’s Will Grier

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Will Grier
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Will Grier /

As the 2019 NFL Draft inches closer and closer, the Minnesota Vikings are reportedly interested in the possibility of selecting the former West Virginia quarterback.

For the next two seasons (barring injury), the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings will be Kirk Cousins. The Vikings have just invested too much money into Cousins to give up on trying to make it work with him out on the field for the next two years.

However, who will be starting under center for Minnesota after the next two seasons could still be someone that isn’t on the team’s current roster.

If Cousins and the Vikings end up going their separate ways when his contract is up in 2021, Minnesota will be in need of a new starting quarterback. If they’re interested, it’s entirely possible that the Vikings could select his possible replacement in this year’s NFL Draft.

Well according to a recent report, Minnesota is already showing some interest in at least one signal-caller from the 2019 draft pool.

The Vikings are reportedly interested in the services of former West Virginia quarterback Will Grier according to NFL insider Benjamin Albright on Monday. Currently, Grier is projected to be taken within the first four rounds by most who cover the draft.

With West Virginia in 2018, the young signal-caller completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,864 yards, 37 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions. Grier also rushed for three more scores last season too.

The 6-foot-2, 223 pound quarterback was a participant in last week’s Reese’s Senior Bowl, but his performance on the field was apparently nothing to run home about.

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Grier would likely be better off landing with a team that won’t insert him into the starting lineup for a year or two. Conveniently, that is exactly the position he would find himself in if he were to be drafted by Minnesota this spring.