NFL execs see Vikings as potential landing spot for Russell Wilson this offseason

Russell Wilson, Minnesota Vikings
Russell Wilson, Minnesota Vikings / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

This offseason, there are going to be some monumental decisions made at quarterback. The Minnesota Vikings are one of a few teams that will factor into those decisions.

With Kirk Cousins going down with a season-ending injury last season, and in the final year of his contract, the Vikings find themselves in a predicament.

Do they opt to re-sign Cousins, who has stated he'd like to return to Minnesota? Do the Vikings go after a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft? Could they look at trading for a veteran that might be on the block?

As for the far latter of those three options, the Vikings might have something in current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, whose time with the team looks to be coming to an end. The situation between Wilson and the Broncos has gotten a bit messy ever since he refused to alter the injury language in his contract last year.

So, Wilson will probably be headed elsewhere in the coming weeks.

One NFL executive believes Russell Wilson could land with the Vikings.

ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler recently wrote on some potential landing spots for Wilson, and had this to say about the Vikings being a fit:

"Don't be surprised if Wilson, should he become a free agent, is intrigued by Minnesota, assuming Kirk Cousins doesn't re-sign with the Vikings (a big if).

"Kevin O'Connell comes from the Sean McVay passing tree that maximizes quarterback efficiency. Wilson would have plenty of weapons in a group that includes Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson and Jordan Addison," Fowler wrote.

Looking past all of the drama surrounding Wilson and the Broncos, he actually played pretty well last year. Before he was benched for the final two games of the season, Wilson had thrown for 3,070 yards, 26 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.

In his current state, Wilson also feels eerily similar to Cousins, at least in terms of his play style. He is mostly a pocket passer, but possesses some additional scrambling ability that we don't regularly see from Cousins.

The 9-time Pro Bowler and one-time Super Bowl Champion clearly has football left in the tank, as does Cousins. Just where will the Vikings turn, though? That's the question.