These QB predictions for the Vikings would get everyone fired in 2025

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Some predictions were recently shared that have the Minnesota Vikings ending up with quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Zach Wilson on their 2024 roster.

With just a few days left until the start of the NFL's 2024 free agency period, everything appears to be pointing to the Minnesota Vikings moving on from longtime quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason.

Cousins reportedly has a lot of interest from the Atlanta Falcons, as they are apparently more willing than the Vikings to provide him with the type of contract he's looking to land this year.

If Cousins actually does sign with the Falcons or another team this offseason, Minnesota is going to be in need of a new starting quarterback for the first time in six years.

Pair of draft busts predicted to sign with the Minnesota Vikings in 2024

As is the case with almost every NFL offseason, a number of teams will be adding new quarterbacks to their rosters during the next few weeks.

Recently, The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt attempted to predict where some of the most notable quarterbacks in free agency and the draft will land this year.

For Atlanta, he has them winding up with Cousins, which no longer seems like something that would be a surprise. So, with Cousins out of the picture, who did Rosenblatt predict for the Vikings pick as his replacement?

Well, he actually predicted that Minnesota will sign a pair of veteran signal-callers this offseason. However, neither of the guys he went with would provide an ounce of excitement to the Vikings fan base before next season.

To make up for the departure of Cousins, Rosenblatt predicted that Minnesota will sign Sam Darnold and Zach Wilson. Yes, you read that correctly.

Rosenblatt attempted to explain his prediction with the following words.

"In 2021, some with the Jets wanted to keep Darnold and draft Wilson, and now the Vikings have the chance to play out that dream. Wilson is on his way out in New York, but in the right environment, with the right coaching, he still has the talent to, at worst, be a high-end backup. Minnesota is a good fit."

I'm sorry, what sort of sick person dreams about a quarterback room that consists of Darnold and Wilson?

That's much closer to a nightmare than a dream.

If this scenario actually played out and the Vikings brought in Darnold and Wilson to compete for their starting quarterback job this offseason, Minnesota should fire their head coach and general manager for the second time in the last three years.

One would assume that Rosenblatt would have predicted the Vikings would also attempt to draft one of the top quarterback prospects to go along with Darnold and Wilson. However, he did not predict that, which makes his idea 1,000 times worse.

Darnold and Wilson are two of the biggest draft busts from the last handful of years, and neither has sniffed even a dust molecule of success during their time in the NFL.

If Minnesota wanted to bring in either Darnold or Wilson to possibly compete to be the team's backup for the 2024 season, then that is something that would be much more tolerable (and believable).

But both of them? No, the Vikings would probably be better off having Justin Jefferson as their starting quarterback than Darnold or Wilson, and I'm not joking.