Should The Vikings Trade Kirk Cousins?
If you have been following the tea leaves, then you already know a few things to be true. The Vikings have basically decided they’re going to eat a bunch of dead money this year so that they can start fresh next year. When I say start fresh, that means life without Kirk Cousins.
The Vikings are 3-4 and could theoretically get back in the playoff race but that’s going to be challenging with Justin Jefferson sidelined. It makes all the sense in the world to sell Cousins if you’re going to move off him anyway. The problem is that’s much easier said than done.
In a perfect world, you would sell Cousins for a farm of draft picks. I’m just not sure how you can possibly get this trade done. It feels almost impossible to get a trade done for a number of different reasons.
A: Cousins has veto power on all trades. He’s not moving his family and taking his kids out of school unless it’s a perfect opportunity. There is no reason for Cousins to move for a pure rental. That means you’re going to have to present a new contract and convince Cousins to be there long term.
B: Forget about the cap implications. Who is giving Cousins the contract he wants while offering up a boatload of picks to Minnesota? If you want Cousins, why wouldn’t you wait for him to hit the open market next year?
The idiot mainstream talk show hosts can decide to make this a topic but it’s almost impossible to find a trade partner. The only team I can even think of is Pittsburgh to bring in Cousins while Kenny Pickett learns from him and eventually takes over. I’m not sure that’s a Steelers type move. Other than that, good luck. Logic would tell you that Cousins finishes the year in Minnesota. Then we’ll see what happens after that.
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