The Minnesota Vikings will be linked to quarterback prospects for the rest of the season.
Sitting at 0-3, the Minnesota Vikings are currently near the top of the order for the 2021 NFL Draft. Even with 13 games still to go, there is no reason to expect the Vikings will drift away from quarterback discussions heading into next year’s NFL Draft.
While it is unfair to place all blame on Kirk Cousins for Minnesota’s slow start this season, it is fair to question if he will remain the team’s starting quarterback for the next handful of years. The Vikings extended Cousins prior to the season, but they could quickly regret that decision if they wish to move on from his money.
Whether Minnesota drafts a quarterback or not in 2021, they will likely have a ton of money tied to Cousins over the next few years. If he cannot turn things around, this may be his final season as the starting quarterback for the Vikings and the team has every right to seek a trade for Cousins if they are in a position to draft a young signal-caller.
The 2021 NFL Draft features a handful of promising young quarterbacks at the top of the draft. There are also a couple of sleepers worth monitoring between now and next spring.
So let’s get into some of the top 2021 quarterback prospects who the Vikings should already be keeping an eye on.