Vikings should draft their franchise QB in 2023
Things should look a lot different for the Minnesota Vikings by the 2023 NFL Draft. This is projected to be one of the deepest quarterback classes in recent memory, with plenty set to become Day 1 starters if they continue their upward trend in the coming months.
The eligible signal-callers set to take their chances at the next level in the 2023 class had studs everywhere you look. Whether it’s someone like Alabama‘s Bryce Young of C.J. Stroud of Ohio State, the Vikings have a much better chance of finding their franchise player from this group than gambling on someone next spring.
Even lesser names like Grayson McCall, Hank Bachmeier, Michael Penix Jr., KJ Jefferson, and Garrett Shrader are well worth keeping a close eye on.
The point is, the Vikings should wait.
They were willing to move up in pursuit of Justin Fields in 2021 before the asking price got too steep. So another bold trade-up should be considered if they decide not to extend Kirk Cousins beyond his current deal.
Many might not agree. But for the Vikings to achieve a sustainable future whatever transpires this season, they should adopt this approach as a matter of necessity.