Could Nick Foles be with the Minnesota Vikings right now?

(Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Nick Foles
(Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Nick Foles /

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio thinks that Nick Foles could be the current quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings if the team didn’t sign Kirk Cousins last year.

When things don’t go according to plan, like the 2018 season for the Minnesota Vikings, people like to look back at the past and wonder what would’ve happened if they made a different decision.

Due to the Vikings struggling last year, some have looked at the team’s signing of quarterback Kirk Cousins and tried to figure out if it was the right choice. It’s hard to evaluate the acquisition of Cousins after just one season, but that still hasn’t stopped anyone from doing it.

Recently, ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio explored the scenario of Minnesota not ending up with Cousins last year. Florio believes that had the Vikings not signed the former Washington Redskins passer last offseason, then there would have been a good possibility of Nick Foles becoming Minnesota’s starting quarterback for 2019.

"“I think Nick Foles is the quarterback of the Vikings right now. The Vikings saw what Nick Foles can do up close and personal to the tune of 38-7. And then they saw in their own damn stadium, Nick Foles come in and win a Super Bowl.If the Jaguars could get Foles for $22 million, the Vikings would have gotten him for $23 million this year. I really do think if (Minnesota) hadn’t signed Kirk Cousins last year, the Vikings would be the team employing Nick Foles right now.”"

Florio also mentioned that his thought of Foles ending up with Minnesota also includes the team re-signing Case Keenum in 2018 for at least one more year.

This is certainly an interesting prediction, but one that seems a little too far fetched. With Rick Spielman as their general manager, the Vikings were never really a team who spent a ton of money on a free agent quarterback before signing Cousins.

If Minnesota didn’t sign Cousins last year, it seems more likely that the team would have probably shifted their focus on finding a new quarterback in the NFL Draft instead of adding one through free agency or a trade.

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But the Vikings don’t have to worry searching for a new signal-caller for at least one more year. Instead, Minnesota is hoping that Cousins play in 2019 will just lead to him continuing on as the team’s starting quarterback for many more seasons.