Why a Kirk Cousins trade to the 49ers could happen sooner than later

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /
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A major deal between the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers could be in the near future.

So far this season, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for both the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers. Minnesota is sitting with a disappointing 1-4 record for the first time since 2013 and a roster decimated by injuries has resulted in the 49ers only having two wins in their first five games.

For these two teams that met in the divisional round of the playoffs last season, the road to getting back into the postseason this year is looking more and more difficult as each week passes by.

If the current seasons for the Vikings and 49ers continue to trend in the wrong direction, both franchises will likely look to make some big-time changes to their roster in an attempt to get back on track in 2021.

When teams struggle in the NFL, the quarterback is typically the guy who gets a good amount of the blame. While Kirk Cousins and Jimmy Garoppolo haven’t been terrible this year, they also haven’t done enough to keep their respective teams among the group of NFC contenders.

Now, it’s a little too late in the current season to make a major change under center. But if neither team makes the playoffs this year, both could be looking to make a quarterback change in 2021.

San Francisco has been linked to Cousins in the past and this is one of the multiple reasons why the current Minnesota signal-caller could be sent packing to the Bay Area during the upcoming offseason. What are some of the other reasons why Cousins might end up taking the field for the 49ers in 2021?