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

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Quarterback No. 4

Joe Flacco

Entering his 16th season in the NFL, Joe Flacco is likely ready to ride into the sunset pretty soon. He isn't ready to hang up his cleats quite yet, as evidenced by his time with the New York Jets over the last three seasons.

Flacco is a former Super Bowl MVP but hasn't looked great in a while. It's hard to believe that he has never been named to the Pro Bowl or an All-Pro Team in his career despite having that insanely hot streak that helped the Ravens win it all.

Flacco isn't going to get another starting opportunity heading into the 2023 season. At this point, he will have to settle for being a backup or waiting in free agency for an opportunity when a team needs an experienced passer.


If the Minnesota Vikings believe that Joe Flacco has another hot streak left in him, he could be an interesting addition. However, at this point, it's hard to know if there's enough tread on the tires to be worth another go.

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