Malik Willis is the game-changing QB the Minnesota Vikings need

Malik Willis - Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
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After watching the 2021 NFL Playoffs, it is clear that the Minnesota Vikings need a game-changer at quarterback.

It goes without saying that the quarterback is the most important player on a football team. Superstars at the position can take their teams on deep playoff runs each and every season while others need more than a few things to go their way in order to see their team succeed.

If there has ever been more proof that a dynamic quarterback is necessary in the NFL, I would love to see it. The AFC has loads of talent at quarterback for the foreseeable future with Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen paving the way for the future.

Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson, and Joe Burrow are all in the mix to be tone-setters in the playoffs for a long time. In the NFC, that is not the case. With Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady potentially leaving their current situations, there are no sure-fire quarterbacks in the conference.

We witnessed one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history during the Divisional Round matchup between the Chiefs and Bills last weekend. The two star quarterbacks put on a show, regardless of their team’s lack of defense, and made the world stop for a minute to think about just how special one player can be.

As the Minnesota Vikings look for new ways to attack the NFC and get back into the playoff conversation, they need to recognize that their current roster has a very clear ceiling. With Kirk Cousins at quarterback, they cannot advance much beyond the first round of the playoffs. That is why they should gamble on Liberty quarterback Malik Willis.

Of all of the quarterback prospects in 2022, Willis is the only player with the insane upside that could rival a player like Josh Allen or Lamar Jackson. Teams will just need to be comfortable with the learning curve.