Vikings linked to Dak Prescott in recent speculation about QB's future

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Is there a possibility that Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott could find his way to the Minnesota Vikings?

It doesn't seem to be much of a secret that the Minnesota Vikings are looking for their quarterback of the future in the 2024 NFL Draft. But what if their plan backfires and they are unable to land one of the top prospects or something else happens to force the team to seek a starting quarterback for the 2025 season?

That particular question was recently addressed in an article by Matt Lombardo of Gridiron Heroics. In that piece, Lombardo lists the Vikings as one of five teams who could potentially go after Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in next year's free agency.

Although the idea sounds absurd initially, some parts of Minnesota possibly being interested in Prescott's services make a lot of sense considering the situation the team will be in heading into the 2025 NFL season.

Why would Dak Prescott make sense for the Vikings in 2025?

Negotiations between the Cowboys and Dak Prescott fell apart recently and it appears as though the quarterback could be playing his final season in Dallas during the 2024 NFL season unless the two sides can work something out.

If Prescott does hit free agency and the Minnesota Vikings fail to secure a quarterback of the future, he would become an interesting option for a team that could be competitive with an established passer.

in 2025, Minnesota will have a respectable amount of salary cap space and a reasonably talented roster. Rather than moving forward with Jaren Hall or a transitional quarterback, signing Prescott would give the team a nine-year veteran who offers many of the qualities the team liked about Kirk Cousins.

Sadly, if the Vikings end up signing Prescott, it would feel familiar to Minnesota's fans. Bringing in veterans to be a playoff caliber team is nothing new for the purple and gold. It would be nice for a quarterback to be drafted by Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and developed by Kevin O'Connell and the team's staff to avoid needing to spend a significant amount on a veteran starter to take over for the team.

It will be interesting to see who is behind center for the Minnesota Vikings when the 2025 NFL season rolls around. At the moment, it could be any number of players in that role, which is both exciting and frightening for fans.