What is Minnesota’s long-term solution?
If the Vikings pass up on a quarterback prospect in 2020, then it is something they definitely need to address next year.
Whether Kirk Cousins remains with the franchise or not, a replacement will need to be acquired. There are plenty of exciting prospects coming out in 2021 that should warrant serious consideration from Minnesota.
The most prominent name is Trevor Lawrence, the Clemson quarterback who was seemingly ready for the NFL after his first college campaign. He has thrown for 6,985 yards, 66 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions during a standout young college career to date.
Much will depend on how the Vikings perform in 2020 to whether they are in a position to go after someone with Lawrence’s skill-set. He is projected to go No. 1 overall next year and become a franchise player for one lucky team.
Other intriguing options include Ohio State’s gunslinger Justin Fields and Georgia standout Jamie Newman, who is a hot prospect that may warrant first-round consideration after transferring to the Bulldogs.
This is a window that is closing rapidly for Minnesota. Taking Jordan Love this year might harm their chances of rebuilding a playoff contender and waiting a season to draft a new passer might be the best way to go.
There is so much uncertainty surrounding Minnesota’s roster for 2020, so it would be hard to justify moving up into the top 10 to acquire Love during this year’s draft.