When trading for a QB could make sense for the Vikings in the 2022 draft

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If a quarterback starts to fall in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings need to make a move.

There is no reason for the Minnesota Vikings to jump the gun and take a quarterback with the 12th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Kirk Cousins has been a solid option since he arrived in 2018, but his job is far from secure heading into the offseason. If a QB-needy team comes along and offers the right deal for Cousins, the Vikings would be foolish to pass it up.

While Cousins has been mostly reliable for Minnesota, he has been far from perfect since taking over. The Vikings have not been able to build a competitive roster around Cousins, partly due to his large cap hit and partly due to their lack of draft success.

As of right now, the consensus is that the quarterback class in 2022 is not nearly as deep as recent years, nor is it on par with the class that is set to hit the stage in 2023. Still, that does not mean a quarterback from this class cannot be great at the next level, and it should not deter teams from taking a gamble at the right price.

For the Vikings, drafting a quarterback has to be an option as they plan for an eventful offseason. The split on Cousins among fans has to be concerning enough to at least consider options for the future. Regardless of where you stand on Cousins, you cannot deny the fact that the Vikings can do better than Cousins.

The problem with assessing a quarterback selection in this draft cycle is finding the right time to pull the trigger.