3 dark horse teams that could trade for Kirk Cousins in 2022

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Philadelphia Eagles

Just as Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has been making sure the public knows he is committed to Tua Tagovailoa, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has been following a similar path with quarterback Jalen Hurts.

However, keeping Hurts as Philadelphia’s starting signal-caller might not be a decision that Sirianni gets to make.

This could be a situation where the Vikings are interested in making Hurts their new starting quarterback and Kirk Cousins would be included as part of the trade offer presented to the Eagles.

After he was selected by Philadelphia in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Hurts has been solid as the team’s starter. Minnesota and new head coach Kevin O’Connell might view their offense as something that can do better than the Eagles at getting the most out of the 23-year-old quarterback who would have a cap hit under $1.5 million for the 2022 season if he is traded.

But, as it was stated earlier, this would probably be a situation where the Vikings would have to give up additional assets in a trade package in order for Philadelphia to take Cousins off of their hands.

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If all Minnesota is looking to do this offseason is move on from Cousins and his $45 million cap hit, then they probably won’t have a problem with whatever the Eagles would like in return as long as it’s not a first-round draft pick.