5 quarterbacks the Vikings should consider trading for in 2023

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Tyler Huntley

While the first two names on this list have limited experience, Huntley is someone who has flashed while filling in for the injured Lamar Jackson.

Huntley didn’t put up massive numbers during his college career at the University of Utah and signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2020. His professional career hasn’t been an afterthought, however, as he’s appeared in 14 games and made nine starts in place of Lamar Jackson.

The results haven’t been ideal as Huntley has gone 1-4 as a starter and has thrown seven touchdowns and eight interceptions, but Vikings fans have a positive impression after he threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 19, 2021.

Nobody should confuse Huntley as a franchise quarterback, but he could serve a purpose as the Vikings transition to a younger quarterback. If the Vikings let Cousins play out the final year of his deal, Huntley could be a safety net for the 2024 season while a drafted quarterback gets up to speed.

It wouldn’t be the sexiest move for the Vikings, but it’s one that could give the Vikings the safety net they currently don’t have.