Vikings GM discusses the future of Kirk Cousins in Minnesota

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The future of the quarterback position for the Minnesota Vikings may involve bringing Kirk Cousins back in 2024.

Many difficult decisions will need to be made by the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. Some of those decisions will shape the future of the franchise. The most difficult decision may be deciding who should be the team's quarterback in 2024.

At the moment, Jaren Hall and Nick Mullens are the only quarterbacks under contract for the 2024 season, and neither of those options sounds fantastic to be named the starter for the upcoming season.

The Minnesota Vikings currently hold the No. 11 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and could decide to draft their quarterback for the future this year. They could also decide to sign a veteran if they aren't ready to draft a passer.

What does the future hold for Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings could go several directions at quarterback for the 2024 NFL season, but a recent press conference involving general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O'Connell made a Kirk Cousins return seem like a more likely option.

There is no doubt that Kirk Cousins has been a solid quarterback for the Vikings when he is available and he has rarely missed a game for Minnesota. Hearing that it is the general manager's "intention to have him back" is a bit surprising considering the franchise's current financial and drat position.

It wouldn't be surprising at all if there was mutual interest between the Vikings and Cousins to bring him back to Minnesota but figuring out a way to do so without devoting too much salary cap space to the quarterback position could be a real challenge.

The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of work to do this offseason to build a roster for 2024 and beyond. That includes what could be a record=breaking contract extension for wide receiver Justin Jefferson, so it will be interesting to see how the negotiations between the Vikings and Kirk Cousins develop.