Many Expect Minnesota Vikings To Trade Up For Drake Maye In 2024 NFL Draft?

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There have been rumblings for weeks that the Minnesota Vikings will trade up to land a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft, and many believe if the team takes that bold step, it will be to land one specific player.

One of the biggest talking points surrounding the Vikings this offseason is how they will address the starting QB spot. After Kirk Cousins decided to depart following six memorable seasons to join the Atlanta Falcons in free agency, finding his replacement has become a top priority.

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A couple of weeks ago, the organization seemingly found its next starting QB when they signed former first-round pick Sam Darnold. While the move didn’t blow Vikings fans’ hair back, there is still hope for a more exciting option. The team has been linked to highly-touted prospect Drake Maye for weeks and a new report claims the North Carolina star is the player most around the NFL believe the team really wants.

“There’s a belief among some teams that Minnesota could try to trade up to get him. It would take a lot, but they are armed with two first-round picks to try to make it happen.”

ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler reported on a Friday edition of SportsCenter
  • Drake Maye stats (2023): 4,057 total yards, 33 total TDs, 9 INTs, 149.0 passer rating

During the report, Fowler also compared the junior QB’s unique size to two of the best young signal callers in the league currently.

“He’s got that Josh Allen, Justin Herbert build. I’m not saying he’s them but he’s got some of those shades, where if you can let him sit for a year behind the scenes, he can really develop into an All-Star,” he said.

The Minnesota Vikings currently own the 11th and 23rd overall picks in the 2024 NFL Draft order.

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