4 reasons why the Minnesota Vikings GM opening is unappealing

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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There is no set answer at quarterback

The prospect of clearing cap space in 2022 and beyond cannot be mentioned without also discussing Kirk Cousins and his $45 million cap hit for next season. Cousins is a very good starting quarterback in the NFL, but his huge salary and lack of playoff success have a lot of fans ready to move on.

Kirk will be 34 next season and most General Managers prefer to bring in their own quarterbacks to get things set up how they see fit. Minnesota could very well draft a quarterback or try to trade for their next signal-caller this offseason.

This can be an attractive aspect for the next GM given the ability to trade Cousins and start fresh or even roll with him after a strong tenure in Minnesota. However, the Bears have an opening and a young quarterback already on the roster. The Giants, while not having a quarterback worth salivating over, do have two picks in the top-10 of the upcoming NFL Draft.

The quarterback position is the most important spot to hit on in the NFL, and the Vikings, as of right now, do not have any guarantee of who they will be throwing out next season.