Drew Lock (Broncos)
The Vikings could take an alternative route and make a deal for a promising young arm in Drew Lock. Lock, a second-round pick for the Broncos in 2019, lost the starting competition to Teddy Bridgewater this offseason and could be looking for a fresh start.
Minnesota seems like the perfect fit for Lock if he does get some new beginnings, especially considering the cost to go and get him. With a low cap number and acquisition cost, Minnesota should be all over the gunslinger out of Missouri.
The first few starts of Lock’s career showed some promise but inconsistency and turnovers created some concern in Denver. He looks sharp when he stays composed and clearly has the arm to be a deadly quarterback. His legs are not too shabby, either, making him a bit of an intriguing option for a lot of teams in 2022.
Denver will not be looking for a first-round pick or anything really close to it next spring if they decide to trade Lock. The Vikings, who could use their first-round pick to clean up the defense, could have a franchise quarterback for cheap.
Worst case scenario, the Vikings give up a Day 2 or Day 3 selection to bring in Drew Lock. If he struggles, the Vikings can replace him in 2023 with a draft pick or open a competition with Kellen Mond.
Drew Lock is the perfect buy-low option for the Vikings that could kickstart their rebuild after the 2021 season.