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Vikings Even Evaluating Potential Draft Picks at Lunch

Kevin O’Connell is evaluating every quarterback option on the menu. In this story: The Kirk Cousins era is over in Minnesota and the Vikings are looking for a new franchise quarterback. Holding the No. 11 and No. 23 overall picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, Minnesota is going to need to move up if it

Vikings Even Evaluating Potential Draft Picks at Lunch

Kevin O’Connell is evaluating each quarterback possibility on the menu.

On this story:

The Kirk Cousins period is over in Minnesota and the Vikings are searching for a brand new franchise quarterback. Holding the No. 11 and No. 23 general picks within the 2024 NFL Draft, Minnesota goes to want to maneuver up if it desires one of many high school quarterbacks — who’re all anticipated to be taken off the board early. The franchise is conscious of that and is making ready for various potential eventualities subsequent season.

The Vikings just lately signed Sam Darnold to a one-year deal, in order that they technically have a beginning quarterback. However that is a short-term resolution, for those who may even name it that. Normal supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah says the Vikings have flexibility this yr, that means that if cannot commerce up they will take into account drafting a quarterback in a later spherical or simply wait to attempt once more within the 2025 draft.

Additionally price noting is the best way the Vikings are evaluating this yr’s quarterback crop. Their coach and normal supervisor skipped most professional days, opting as an alternative for personal exercises. Within the occasion the Vikings traveled to see a participant, head coach Kevin O’Connell says he would would use lunch as sort of a test.

“You may get an actual fast indication of the extent of pleasure all of us have for a man based mostly upon spending chunk of time collectively on their residence turf,” he mentioned. “See how they work together with individuals across the athletic facility, possibly permit them to take us to lunch. We might decide up the tab, however I wish to go to the place, ‘Hey, the place’s your favourite spot to go to lunch?’ And I wish to see how they work together with of us, as a result of building-changing quarterbacks, they do not simply change the services. Any room they ever stroll into, they gentle it up, they alter it, they impression it.”

Does O’Connell worth the boldness a quarterback should show to imagine the Vikings are selecting up the test or admire the humility {that a} participant should present by reaching for his pockets when the invoice comes? If a quarterback will not take cost and order appetizers for the desk how will you belief him to run a two-minute drill? No marvel O’Connell has a type of play sheets that appears like a menu.

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