5 reasons the Minnesota Vikings won’t draft a quarterback in 2022

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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The Minnesota Vikings would be wise not to focus their attention on drafting a quarterback in 2022.

Although there is still a lot of football to be played between now and the end of the season, some leading figures within the Minnesota Vikings will already be focusing their attention on the offseason and strengthening the roster. Whether this is going to be under head coach Mike Zimmer or not is yet to be determined – a situation that’s going to be dictated by the team’s eventual record and whether or not they reach the postseason.

It’s clear the Vikings are a better football team than their record suggests. Almost every game has gone down to the wire in some shape or form and had things gone in Minnesota’s favor more often, things would look extremely encouraging despite some key injuries to the likes of Danielle Hunter.

No NFL team gets anywhere by standing still. Some big decisions await the Vikings this offseason and it all starts with what the team plans to do long-term at the quarterback position.

With this in mind, here are five reasons why Minnesota should avoid taking a signal-caller in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Reason No. 1

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Vikings already have a developmental quarterback

Nobody was expecting Kellen Mond to come in and make an immediate impression. But the Vikings must have seen something in the quarterback to convince them he could be a potential starter somewhere down the line.

Mond is a work in progress and has been handled with caution in terms of being active this season. Kirk Cousins remains the unrivaled starter at this juncture, but the simple fact is Minnesota still doesn’t know what it has with the Texas A&M product just yet.

It’s far too soon to write off the third-round pick. So giving him another year behind Cousins rather than drafting another development project seems like the smart way to go.