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Minnesota Vikings 2022 Projections: The QBs #SKOL

The Vikings have had a bit of a QB carousel in my lifetime. Brad Johnson, Tavaris Jackson, Brett Favre, Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, and Case Keenum all starting over just a 12 year span. Not to mention little sprinkles of Josh Freeman and Donavon McNabb in there as well. However, in 2018 that all came to a stop. The Vikings agreed to a 3 year 84 million dollar, fully guaranteed deal with Kirk Cousins, and he has been the starter ever since. With that said..

Kirk Cousins

I expect big things out of Cousins in 2022. Kirk always puts up fantastic numbers, but this year I think they'll look even better. He is consistently very accurate, so he always gives his receiver a chance to make a play. He is finally protected by what looks to be a formidable OL with Ed Ingram looking to solidify RG and Christian Darrisaw coming into his own at LT. Everyone already knows about who he is throwing too. Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and Dalvin Cook form one of, if not the best, big three skill guys in the NFL. Kirk is going to give these guys a opportunities to have huge statistical seasons. I don't project an MVP level season, but if his name is in the top 5ish in MVP I will not be surprised. Cousins is really good, he has his flaws, as does everyone. Yet, he gives you a very high floor each and every season, and with the right surrounding pieces, he could help put you over the top. This could be Kirk Cousins' last year in Minnesota if he doesn't explode, but regardless he has a lot of time left in the league as a very good QB.

Nick Mullens

The Vikings traded for Nick Mullens on August 22nd for a future 7th round draft pick. This capped off what most Vikings fans already saw. The other two QBs on the roster, Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion, were hot garbage. Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O'Connell didn't feel comfortable with either of those guys is something happened to Kirk, so they went out and got a guy that has shown flashes of average already on an NFL field. That's all you can ask for out of a backup QB. Just don't totally suck. The Vikings' decision makers felt like Mannion and Mond totally sucked, so they went out and made the Mullens move. This front office has shown to be hyper aggressive, and this move just proved that more.