We don’t know who the Vikings are going to hire as their new general manager and head coach. And we certainly don’t know what those new hires will think of the roster they will inherit.
What we do know is that one of their first decisions — and perhaps their biggest decision — is what do do about the Vikings’ QB situation, as outlined recently by columnist Chip Scoggins.
There are three options: Try to trade Cousins, who has one year and a $45 million cap hit remaining on his contract. Keep him for a final year and let him play out that contract. Or extend him to lower that cap hit but add years to the deal.
Chip’s preference — and mine — is for a trade. But a frequent question, including one from Daily Delivery podcast listener Brian, is this: Can they really trade Cousins, and who would want him? I talked about that on today’s show, identifying five potential teams.
Let’s take a quick look at them now, in order of least to most likely suitors:
5 Miami Dolphins
Why it makes sense: The Dolphins have the most cap space of any team in the league, and they don’t seem 100% sold on Tua Tagovailoa as their QB of the future. Plus they have a strong defense that could use a better offense.
Potential snag: Miami could keep Tua for at least another year, or it could…