8 Free Agent QBs for Minnesota Vikings if Kirk Cousins Leaves, Ranked by Likelihood

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What will the Minnesota Vikings do if Kirk Cousins signs with a different team in free agency? While they could wait for the 2024 NFL Draft in late April, there’s no guarantee the Vikings will find an immediate starter in this year’s rookie pool.

Another option may be to sign a free agent, whether it’s a short-term ‘bridge’ option, or even trying to find a starter who can come close to replacing Cousins’ production at QB. Ranked in order of least likely to most likely to sign with the Vikings, here’s who could replace Cousins at QB next season.

8. Baker Mayfield (Least Likely)

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7. Russell Wilson

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6. Justin Fields

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5. Jimmy Garoppolo

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4. Gardner Minshew III

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3. Ryan Tannehill

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2. Jacoby Brissett – Runner Up

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1. Sam Darnold is most likely free agent QB for Minnesota Vikings

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