5 young QBs the Vikings could trade for in the 2024 offseason

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Quarterback No. 1

Davis Mills (Houston Texans)

Davis Mills is probably the least sexy name on this list, but he's a solid option that would be worth looking into if the Vikings are unable to get into a position to snag a young quarterback in the draft.

Mills was a third-round pick back in 2021 and Minnesota actually could've selected him then but opted for Kellen Mond. That has proven to be a big mistake, as Mond is hanging on by a thread to stay in the league, and Mills is an established backup.

Mills has good size at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds. He doesn't possess the athletic ability of some of these other quarterbacks but has the arm strength to make all the NFL throws.

He has started 26 games in his career but only came out on top in five of those. He is also pretty smart with the ball, throwing 35 touchdowns to 25 interceptions.

There's plenty to work with here, and it would be intriguing to see what he could do with the offensive weapons Minnesota has at their disposal.

With C.J. Stroud firmly entrenched as the starter of the future, Mills would love an opportunity to start somewhere else. The Texans may be willing to part with him, accumulate some draft capital, and just sign a veteran quarterback in free agency to be Stroud's backup.

Mills could probably be had for a Day 3 pick this year and maybe a late-round pick in a draft a few years from now. The price tag wouldn't be high, and while his chances of being a star aren't either, he is an option that does still possess some upside.