Vikings Rumors: Minnesota could trade for Broncos QB Drew Lock

(Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) Drew Lock
(Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) Drew Lock /

One of the top Minnesota Vikings rumors has them possibly being a landing spot for current Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock in a trade.

During his three years with the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins has put up very impressive numbers as the team’s starting quarterback.

Unfortunately, the Vikings have only managed to earn one appearance in the playoffs during their three seasons with Cousins under center. While the quarterback isn’t entirely to blame for Minnesota’s recent struggles, the team might already be thinking about finding someone else to be their future starting signal-caller.

The Vikings probably aren’t going to land one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL Draft. But it sounds like Minnesota could be willing to take a chance on a young passer who could benefit from a change of scenery.

Vikings Rumors: Drew Lock to Minnesota is a possibility in the near future

The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft will get underway on Thursday and it is expected to be full of surprises. Thanks to a variety of reasons, this year’s draft could feature more twists and turns than ever before.

Unsurprisingly, the main focus will be on where the top quarterback prospects end up. Currently sitting with the No. 14 pick, the Vikings likely won’t end up with one of the top passers in the draft. But they could possibly end up with a different quarterback who is already in the NFL.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Alber Breer on Thursday, if the Denver Broncos select former Ohio State signal-caller Justin Fields or former North Dakota State passer Trey Lance, they could place current quarterback Drew Lock on the trading block.

If the Broncos end up looking to move Lock elsewhere, Breer believes one potential suitor for the 24-year-old signal-caller could be Minnesota. The Vikings’ interest in acquiring “an affordable backup with upside,” is why Breer thinks the current Denver quarterback could possibly be sporting a purple and gold uniform next season.

Depending on what Minnesota would have to give up in a trade for Lock, it definitely seems like something they should consider.

After the Broncos used a second-round pick on him in the 2019 draft, Lock has started 18 games in the last two seasons, completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 3,953 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.

Obviously, his numbers haven’t been the greatest during his first two years in the league. But Lock still has plenty of potential to blossom into a solid quarterback and a change of scenery might be exactly what he needs to get his development back on track.

It all just depends on what the Vikings would be willing to give up in a trade with Denver in order to add Lock to their 2021 roster.