4 young quarterbacks the Vikings should consider trading for

(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) Sam Darnold
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) Sam Darnold /
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(Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) Dwayne Haskins /

Dwayne Haskins (Washington Football Team)

Just as the Jets figured Sam Darnold could solve their quarterback problems, Dwayne Haskins was drafted by Washington last year with the hope that he turns into the team’s next franchise signal-caller.

But Haskins has quickly fallen out of favor with Washington for whatever reason and the team could be looking to ship him out of town before this season’s trade deadline.

Since he’s only been in the NFL for fewer than two years though, there’s no reason to give up on his potential just yet. There has to be some team who thinks they can still turn this kid into a solid pro quarterback.

Haskins is still pretty raw and he was probably rushed into a starting role earlier than he should have been. But Washington is terrible and they haven’t really had any other options than to see if he could help them perform any better.

If Washington is looking to move on from Haskins, the Vikings might be a good spot for him to land. He can sit behind Cousins the rest of the season and probably all of the 2021 campaign as well. Then in 2022, if Minnesota thinks he’s ready, he can take over as the team’s starter.

Like Darnold, Haskins has the valuable rookie contract that includes a fifth-year option that can extend his deal until 2024. His contract, alone, makes the current Washington quarterback someone the Vikings should at least consider acquiring before this season’s trade deadline.