Kirk Cousins has been playing terrible this season. After his Week 7 bye, Cousins has 11 touchdowns and ten interceptions, which is a terrible ratio for a player who was supposed to lead his now 1-5 Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs.
Cousins will make $76 million in the next two seasons, so it would be best to get that off the books and bring in a new young quarterback.
As a backup for the two years, he’s been in the league, with the Los Angeles Chargers, Stick has one completed one pass for four yards. The Vikings could replace Kirk Cousins with Stick, though. In his senior season at North Dakota State University, Stick led the Bison to a 15-0 record and an FCS championship, with 2,752 passing yards and 28 touchdowns. Stick showed what he was made of in college and could get his opportunity in the coldest state in the country.
Since Teddy Bridgewater signed to quarterback the Carolina Panthers, Will Grier has been his backup.
Grier has played very little since graduating from West Virginia University, where he threw for 8,500 yards and 71 touchdowns. Grier would provide a lot more mobility compared to Cousins and has a more accurate deep ball. With many targets around him, Grier would form a bond with Pro-Bowl wideout Adam Thielen and current rookie stud Justin Jefferson.
Playing in the Washington system, especially in one where the coach didn’t draft you, is challenging. Haskins needs to develop under a coach that is patient, seeing as he needs time. Haskins has thrown for 939 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions in the four games he’s played in this season. Haskins needs a coach that’s confident in him, and Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer is that guy.
Sam Darnold has been the most underrated quarterback this season. With 912 yards and three to six touchdown to interception ratio, his numbers look bad, but that’s partially due to the Jets having terrible players and the worst head coach, Adam Gase. With a reliable coach in Zimmer and weapons around him, Darnold’s numbers could skyrocket. Everyone else on this list is worth a fourth-round pick at most. Darnold would be the most expensive, costing Minnesota at least a second-round selection.