Kirk Cousins dealt to AFC North in realistic 2022 trade scenario

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

A potential trade idea has the Minnesota Vikings sending quarterback Kirk Cousins to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for multiple draft picks in 2022.

It’s quite possible that we could currently be witnessing the last few weeks of Kirk Cousins in a Minnesota Vikings uniform.

Cousins will still have a year left on his contract with the Vikings after this season, but there are plenty of reasons to believe that he could be on his way out before his deal expires in 2023.

Much of his future in Minnesota will depend on what the team decides to do after the current season. If the Vikings make some major changes in 2022, it wouldn’t be shocking if one of them involved sending Cousins to another team.

Realistic trade scenario has the Minnesota Vikings trading Kirk Cousins to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Every offseason, there are several teams around the NFL that find themselves in need of a new starting quarterback. This will remain true in 2022.

With the numbers Cousins has put up in his career and the experience that he has in the league, he will definitely draw interest from multiple teams next year if Minnesota decides to put him on the trade block.

Recently, PFF’s Brad Spielberger shared some realistic trade proposals for some of the quarterbacks that might be dealt during the upcoming offseason, including Cousins.

For Cousins, Spielberger has the Vikings trading him to the Pittsburgh Steelers next year for a 2022 first-round draft pick and a 2023 second-round draft pick.

With this deal, the Steelers get someone to replace Ben Roethlisberger, and Minnesota gets to clear $35 million in cap space to use on fixing the rest of their roster.

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If the Vikings are being offered the kind of compensation that Spielberger included in his trade scenario, that’s a deal they would need to seriously consider agreeing to.