6 dark horse options to be the Vikings quarterback in 2024

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If the Minnesota Vikings decide to move on from quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2024, who are some dark horse options to be his replacement?

With the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins unable to agree to a contract extension this past offseason, it seems more than likely that his time with the franchise will be coming to an end when his current deal expires in 2024.

It's possible that the Vikings could have a change of heart and bring Cousins back for another year or two. But based on the struggles that Minnesota has already been experiencing this season with Cousins starting under center, a departure from the Twin Cities next year seems like a probable outcome for the veteran quarterback.

So, if the Vikings actually do end up moving on from Cousins after six seasons with him as the team's starting quarterback, who will they bring in to replace him in 2024?

The assumption is that Minnesota will attempt to land one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft. But what if the Vikings would rather take a chance on someone who already has experience in the league?

Minnesota might prefer an affordable veteran option at quarterback for 2024 while they re-construct the rest of their roster.

Let's go over a few of the dark horse options the Vikings could potentially add after the 2023 season to replace Cousins, starting with a quarterback who is currently in the middle of a redemption campaign for a team in the NFC South.