What will the Minnesota Vikings be willing to do in order to potentially land their quarterback of the future in the 2024 NFL Draft?
Leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft last year, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport mentioned the Minnesota Vikings as a team that could potentially attempt to trade up in the first round if former Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson made it past the first four selections.
Richardson, of course, was not available after the first four picks of last year's draft, as he was selected fourth overall by the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite the fact that the young quarterback didn't get past pick No. 4, apparently, the Vikings still made an attempt to trade up and select the former Florida signal-caller.
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During a recent appearance on "The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny" podcast, The Film Room's Brett Kollmann shared the following info about Minnesota's attempt to trade up during the first round of last year's NFL Draft.
"I don't think people realize how hard the Vikings tried to trade up for Anthony Richardson last year. The haul that they put on the table was massive. They were going to give away the entire farm and all the cows. All of it. They were going to give everything."
Kollmann went on to share that the Vikings' trade attempt fell through because the team they were talking to felt Minnesota was going to be too good in 2023, and they didn't want their newly acquired draft picks to be slotted at the back of each round.
All of this was shared in a conversation about the Los Angeles Chargers and how they might be willing to trade with a team in the 2024 draft, like the Vikings, that could be interested in moving up in the first round to select one of the top quarterback prospects.
Kollmann mentioned former LSU quarterback and 2023 Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels as someone Minnesota could potentially be interested in trading up for this year.
With a loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, the Vikings could end up with a pick inside the top 10 of the first round this year. If this happens, it sounds like Minnesota wouldn't be afraid to attempt to trade up to get one of the top passing prospects.
Could this be the year the Vikings wind up selecting a quarterback in the first round for the first time since 2014?