4 emergency QB options if the Vikings lose Kirk Cousins to injury in 2023

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Quarterback No. 3

Matt Ryan

As the first option that would be outside the box a little bit, a veteran in the twilight of his career like Matt Ryan could be a cheap addition to the team and someone with a load of experience to command an offense.

Still available as a free agent, 38 year old Matt Ryan struggled in his 12 starts with the Indianapolis Colts last season. but the four-time Pro Bowl and one-time All-Pro could have enough left in the tank for one more go.

Ryan isn't afraid to let his receivers contest for catches, giving them opportunites much like he did when he was throwing passes to Julio Jones in Atlanta. That could result in massive numbers for Justin Jefferson as a receiver.

Ryan likely wouldn't be an expensive fill-in if he doesn't want to take a back-up job heading into the season. If he decides to wait, an opportunity just like this one with the Minnesota Vikings could be what he is looking for.