Kirk Cousins trade rumors: Vikings QB could change the narrative for these 3 NFL teams

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is an intriguing name to watch as the NFL Trade Deadline approaches.
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With the Minnesota Vikings falling to 1-4, could a Kirk Cousins trade be on the horizon?

This early in the NFL season there is still a chance the team could turn around the season though that possibility took a hit with All-Pro wideout Justin Jefferson heading to injured reserve until at least Week 10.  So, what should the Vikings do?

Minnesota Vikings and the Kirk Cousins dilemma

As the October 31 NFL trade deadline approaches, that is going to be the burning question around the NFL, especially with Cousins playing out the final year of his contract.  With that said, any team pursuing the 35-year-old veteran quarterback would have to be willing to either take on Cousins as a rental or know they could extend the pending free agent.

That could determine the type of trade package the Vikings receive.  This all could change if the Vikings win the next game or two, but its tending in a direction that should see Minnesota moving on from Cousins and setting the stage for a rebuild in 2024.  With a top prospect like USC QB Caleb Williams at the top of the 2024 NFL Draft, the intrigue should be there for the Vikings to punt on the rest of the season.

Adding a young quarterback talent to the offense with exciting wideouts like Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison, along with tight end T.J. Hockenson would spark an element of excitement for the SKOL Nation next season.

So, if that is the direction Minnesota takes, which NFL franchises can shift their own seasons by adding Kirk Cousins to the mix?

We explore 3 teams who could change the narrative of their seasons by adding the veteran quarterback to the mix.