Vikings ranked more QB-needy in 2022 than Saints and Giants

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

PFF recently ranked the Minnesota Vikings as having a greater need for a new quarterback in 2022 than the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints.

It’s very possible that we might have already witnessed the Minnesota Vikings take the field with Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback for the last time.

Cousins still has one year remaining on his current contract with the Vikings, but the recent departures of Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman could result in the quarterback being shown the door as well.

Whoever Minnesota hires as their next head coach and general manager will have a big decision to make when it comes to the team’s future with Cousins as their quarterback.

Minnesota Vikings ranked more in need of a quarterback than New Orleans Saints and New York Giants

PFF’s Sam Monson recently ranked all 32 teams in the NFL based on how quarterback-needy each franchise is heading into the 2022 offseason.

For the Vikings, Monson has them slotted at the No. 11 spot, right behind the Indianapolis Colts, and right in front of the New York Giants.

Monson believes that the opportunity to move on from Cousins is what has Minnesota ranking in the top third of the league in terms of quarterback need this year. Specifically, he says “a reset button on the franchise gives Minnesota an opportunity to move on from Cousins and search for a truly great quarterback, not merely a good-to-very good one.”

The youth of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is likely why Monson chose to rank New York lower than the Vikings on this list. So that’s understandable, but he also slotted the New Orleans Saints in the No. 21 spot.

With Jameis Winston hitting free agency this year, the Saints’ only quarterbacks under contract for the 2022 season are Taysom Hill, Ian Book, and Blake Bortles. How in the world are they viewed as a team with less of a need at the quarterback position than Minnesota?

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Either way, the feeling is continuing to trend in the direction of the Vikings moving on from Cousins before next season.