4 non-Jets teams that could trade for Kirk Cousins in 2023

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
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Other than the New York Jets, who are a few other teams from around the NFL that could potentially make a trade for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins this season?

After Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings are now sitting with an 0-3 record for the second time in the last four seasons.

Minnesota's plan to competitively rebuild is going terribly this year, and the chances of the franchise returning to the playoffs this season are now extremely low.

If the Vikings come out of their next two matchups against the Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs with a record of 1-4 or worse, we could see Minnesota decide to have a fire sale leading up to this year's trade deadline.

Despite having a no-trade clause in his contract, Cousins is someone who has been, and will continue to be, brought up in trade conversations this season.

Thanks to the terrible luck of losing Aaron Rodgers for the entire 2023 campaign during their first offensive drive of the season, the New York Jets have been the team that has been mentioned the most as a possible landing spot for the Vikings quarterback.

However, the Jets are unable to trade their 2024 first or second-round draft pick because of the terms of the trade they made to acquire Rodgers earlier this year. So, at best, Minnesota would only likely be able to receive a 2024 third-round draft selection from New York if a deal was made before this year's trade deadline.

There are other teams that could end up needing a quarterback of Cousins' caliber at some point this season though. And unlike the Jets, these teams could potentially offer the Vikings a 2024 first or second-round pick in exchange for the veteran passer.

So, let's look at some of these non-Jets teams that could be potential landing spots for Cousins before this year's trade deadline, starting with a team from the NFC South that is looking to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.