3 reasons why the Vikings might trade Kirk Cousins this year

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Minnesota is ready to move on

For the last three seasons, Kirk Cousins has been the starting quarterback for the Vikings. Minnesota signed Cousins in free agency back in 2018 to help them compete for a championship.

However, the Vikings have only made the playoffs in just one of their three years with Cousins starting under center. Minnesota’s investment in the quarterback certainly hasn’t paid off yet.

With only one postseason appearance since 2018, what if the Vikings decide that it’s just time to move on from Cousins? They might believe that the team has reached its peak with him as their starter and there is no reason to head into another season with him still on their roster.

Cousins was supposed to be one of the final pieces to help Minnesota capture their first-ever Super Bowl victory. But instead, the Vikings haven’t even come close to sniffing a spot in the NFC Championship during the last three years, let alone the Super Bowl.