4 quarterback moves that make the Vikings look like geniuses

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Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos

While fans, coaches and players may would have wanted Russell Wilson to lead their team over Kirk Cousins, many can’t say that for this year. Wilson, who was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos, has completed just 59.4 percent of his passes and is part of a 2-3 Broncos squad.

Cousins has been rumored to the Broncos before, but nothing came to fruition. Once Cousins was out of the picture, Denver gave up players and picks for Wilson, and signed him to a five-year, $245 million contract extension.

Now, it seems Denver may be stuck with the decision they made. They could have elected to keep former Viking Teddy Bridgewater under center, or their former draft pick Drew Lock. Instead, both are gone, and Wilson, who has been dealing with an injury will look to be the franchise quarterback the Broncos need.

As the Vikings and Cousins progress and the Broncos stay stagnant, or possibly even regress, Minnesota gets the upper hand on their offseason quarterback move. While most would have taken the Super Bowl champion over Cousins, this year says otherwise.

Considering the financial commitment Denver has to Wilson, where Cousins is out in 2024, the Vikings have more freedom to look elsewhere should they find themselves in the position Wilson and the Broncos seem to be headed towards.

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