6 QBs the Vikings could groom to be their future starter

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Sam Darnold (New York Jets)


  • 6-foot-3
  • 225 pounds

2020 Stats:

  • 59.7 completion percentage, 1,767 yards
  • 6 touchdowns, 9 interceptions
  • 29 carries, 194 yards, 2 touchdowns

Even with their recent win, the Jets are still expected to land one of the top two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and use that selection on a new quarterback. If this happens, New York will be looking to move on from Sam Darnold.

While his career in the league certainly hasn’t gone as planned, there is still plenty of potential left for the 23-year-old Darnold. A change of scenery might just be what he needs to develop into the franchise quarterback many felt he could be when first entered the NFL in 2018.

The Vikings might have to give up a valuable draft pick or two to acquire Darnold from the Jets. But if Minnesota believes he can be their quarterback of the future, then they should pull the trigger as long as New York’s asking price isn’t outrageous.

Chris Streveler (Arizona Cardinals)


  • 6-foot-3
  • 215 pounds

2019 Stats (in the CFL):

  • 64.7 completion percentage, 1,564 yards
  • 8 touchdowns, 14 interceptions
  • 127 carries, 726 yards, 12 touchdowns

A number of Vikings fans should be familiar with Chris Streveler since he began his college career at the University of Minnesota before transferring to South Dakota.

After College, Streveler went on to play in the CFL for a pair of seasons and he made a significant amount of impressive plays. Now with the Cardinals, he’s hoping to get a shot as a starter in the NFL.

When looking at his film, the Taysom Hill comparisons are unavoidable. But Streveler might be a better passer than Hill. His skills as a ball carrier though are very comparable to someone like Hill.

Streveler is under contract with Arizona until 2023, so the Vikings would have to trade for him in order to acquire him. The assets Minnesota would have to give up in a deal for him would be minimal though compared to what they would likely have to part with to land Sam Darnold in a trade.