Super early 22-man starter projections for the 2023 Vikings

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Starting Quarterback

  • Kirk Cousins

For a player that doesn't create much drama, there isn't a more polarizing player for fans than quarterback KIrk Cousins. Whether you like him or not, he will return as the team's starter for at least one more season.

Of course, it would be wonderful if the Minnesota Vikings could find a long-term answer at quarterback in the NFL Draft but until that happens for the franchise, Cousins is more than capable to steer the ship.

Cousins is entering his sixth season with the Vikings and his twelfth season in the NFL. He will be 35 years old when the 2023 season rolls around but has only missed a total of two games since arriving in Minnesota.

Set to become a free agent after this season, the Minnesota Vikings will need to either find a quarterback for the future or work out an extension to keep him with the team. Either way, expect Kirk Cousins to be behind center in 2023.