3 dream trade targets for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021

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Russell Wilson – QB

Ever since he had to wait until the third round to hear his name called during the 2012 NFL Draft, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been on a mission to prove his doubters wrong.

All it’s resulted in is six trips to the Pro Bowl and a very shiny Super Bowl ring. Wilson has really stepped up his level of play during the last few years and it’s resulted in him finishing with at least 31 touchdown passes in each of his last three seasons.

Now, some major maneuvering would have to be made in order for the Vikings to acquire Wilson in a trade during the 2021 offseason. Especially since the Seahawks would lose $7 million in cap space if they trade him before the 2022 offseason.

Minnesota would also have to figure out what to do with Kirk Cousins since he’s currently under contract until 2023. Would they try and include him in a trade to acquire Wilson or would they just deal Cousins to whatever team is interested in landing his services?

One might wonder why Wilson was even included on this list because of the cap issues Seattle would be dealing with if they traded their starting quarterback in 2021. However, this is a list made up of dream trade targets, so logic can be thrown right out the window.

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The Vikings acquiring Wilson seems extremely unlikely at this point. But a guy can dream, can’t he?