5 QB prospects who could replace Kirk Cousins in Minnesota in 2024

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Caleb Williams
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Caleb Williams – USC

No prospect caught the eye more than Caleb Williams in 2022. He was sensational for USC and put the Trojans back on the national map, which came with a thoroughly deserved Heisman Trophy as a result of his exceptional performance levels.

Williams can do it all. The quarterback’s mobility allows him to make plays out of nothing, causing absolute nightmares for opposing defenses after following Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to the California sunshine.

There are very few flaws to Williams’ game. So it’s no surprise to see the prospect emerging as the consensus No. 1 overall selection in 2024 if there are no major setbacks during the next campaign.

Whether the Minnesota Vikings are in a position to bring Williams on board is debatable. Kirk Cousins and the talent at Kevin O’Connell’s disposal means they’ll be far from the NFL’s worst team in 2023 and whoever gets the first pick is unlikely to trade away the chance of selecting a potentially generational prospect at football’s most important position.

Williams looks every bit the franchise quarterback, whether it’s in college or when he gets to the pros. There’s a swagger about him that’s hard not to love, and no matter how unlikely it might be, the Vikings should prepare for every eventuality and do their due diligence.

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