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As long as Kirk Cousins is a Viking, they will never draft a quarterback!!!

Post by Purplepain2018 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:05 pm

I believe I have posted here before on this, but it is so obvious after watching this draft that as long as Kirk Cousins is in Minnesota they will never draft a quarterback. Why? I do not know. I guess the front office feels that would be too much pressure on Cousins to handle knowing the Vikings drafted a quarterback and he may take your job. Plus, what I really think it is that Minnesota gave Cousins so much money and that if they do draft a quarterback and he outplays Cousins well then they are going to look like some pretty stupid front office people who don't know what they are doing and they may get fired. I really believe that is what it is.

There were some interesting quarterback prospects in this draft, Tua, Hurts, Fromm, Eason, Herbert that all would be really good additions to Minnesota. The only thing is you have Cousins who they have paid a ton of money to and they don't want to bring in a guy who could take his job. I just don't get it. In Philadelphia, they just drafted Jalen Hurts even though they have Carson Wentz. In Green Bay, they just drafted Jordan Love even though they have the chosen one Aaron Rodgers. there.

If Cousins were to get hurt or injured, the Vikings have absolutely nobody to come in and take over. Sean Mannion and Jake Browning are not the answers. So now we have to go another year without any hope at the qb position.
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Post by RandyMoss84 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:09 pm

Blame the Vikings for their love on awful Mannion which I do not get
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Post by S197 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:17 pm

It’s not Cousins. Who did they draft when Favre was here? What about when Ponder was here? Bridgewater? Rick doesn’t EVER draft QBs. He’ll take a long snapper in the draft before he addresses the most important position on the field. And that’s not even hyperbole, it’s what literally happened.
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Post by RandyMoss84 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:54 pm

S197 wrote:
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It’s not Cousins. Who did they draft when Favre was here? What about when Ponder was here? Bridgewater? Rick doesn’t EVER draft QBs. He’ll take a long snapper in the draft before he addresses the most important position on the field. And that’s not even hyperbole, it’s what literally happened.
Now Speilman drafted a quarterback so be happy
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:33 pm

The Vikings drafted a quarterback.

Guess you’re wrong again.
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Post by Maelstrom88 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:31 pm

Why would you invest in a QB with a high pick when you just extended Kirk and have many glaring holes? The only QB worth taking this draft imo went first overall.
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Post by 84BreaksAnkles » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:25 pm

Maelstrom88 wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Why would you invest in a QB with a high pick when you just extended Kirk and have many glaring holes? The only QB worth taking this draft imo went first overall.
Cmon mael, Tua’s worth a shot.
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Post by VikingsVictorious » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:28 pm

84BreaksAnkles wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:25 pm
Maelstrom88 wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Why would you invest in a QB with a high pick when you just extended Kirk and have many glaring holes? The only QB worth taking this draft imo went first overall.
Cmon mael, Tua’s worth a shot.
True, but we didn't have a shot at him.
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Post by 84BreaksAnkles » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:41 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:28 pm
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Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:25 pm


Cmon mael, Tua’s worth a shot.
True, but we didn't have a shot at him.
I totally understand but my statement was in reply to mael’s hyperbolic claim that the “only qb worth taking went 1st overall”
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Post by Maelstrom88 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:47 pm

84BreaksAnkles wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:25 pm
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Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Why would you invest in a QB with a high pick when you just extended Kirk and have many glaring holes? The only QB worth taking this draft imo went first overall.
Cmon mael, Tua’s worth a shot.
The injury history and frail build scare me off. I just feel like injury prone Qbs keep getting injured. I like his anticipation, accuracy, and mobility in the pocket from what I've seen but I personally wouldn't take him anywhere close to where he was drafted for the medical stuff. I may be wrong though.
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Post by S197 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:07 am

I think Eason at the end of the 3rd was good value. Would have liked to see that pick or maybe Simpson at guard over the trade back.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:10 am

I’ve said before that if we’re going to draft a QB high, this wasn’t the draft to do it. No less out of the “big 3”, the latest one went at 6 which was Herbert who I’m not even impressed with. Anyone have any idea what it would cost to get up to 6 from 22? We would’ve had glaring holes all over this roster if we made that move.

GB did this over the weekend taking Love, on a trade up no less. Their draft was horrendous. If anyone said, “what are the two strongest positions on GBs roster?” Most would say QB and RB. What did they do? Took a QB and a RB with their first two picks. Then followed it up with a TE. PFF gave the packers a “D” for their draft. We got an “A”. No less they picked a QB that legitimately struggled in the mountain west. 61% completion percentage, 20 TDs and 17 INTs....in the mountain west. I don’t care if they are trying to pull of a Favre/Rodgers move or not, it was a terrible pick and love isn’t the guy to pull that off with. Aaron Rodgers at least played at Cal in a good conference and had a good year. GB could’ve took Jalen Hurts and I’d say it was a better pick. I guess this is what happens when you have an offensive minded coach. It’s honestly one of the worst drafts I’ve seen in a long time by a team and I couldn’t be happier that it was the packers.
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Post by Maelstrom88 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:16 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:10 am
I’ve said before that if we’re going to draft a QB high, this wasn’t the draft to do it. No less out of the “big 3”, the latest one went at 6 which was Herbert who I’m not even impressed with. Anyone have any idea what it would cost to get up to 6 from 22? We would’ve had glaring holes all over this roster if we made that move.

GB did this over the weekend taking Love, on a trade up no less. Their draft was horrendous. If anyone said, “what are the two strongest positions on GBs roster?” Most would say QB and RB. What did they do? Took a QB and a RB with their first two picks. Then followed it up with a TE. PFF gave the packers a “D” for their draft. We got an “A”. No less they picked a QB that legitimately struggled in the mountain west. 61% completion percentage, 20 TDs and 17 INTs....in the mountain west. I don’t care if they are trying to pull of a Favre/Rodgers move or not, it was a terrible pick and love isn’t the guy to pull that off with. Aaron Rodgers at least played at Cal in a good conference and had a good year. GB could’ve took Jalen Hurts and I’d say it was a better pick. I guess this is what happens when you have an offensive minded coach. It’s honestly one of the worst drafts I’ve seen in a long time by a team and I couldn’t be happier that it was the packers.
Exactly. I see the Vikings being on top in the North for awhile. I think Rodgers is going to have bad blood with the Packers braintrust now and it will be awesome to watch it unfold.
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Post by VikingLord » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:47 am

S197 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:07 am
I think Eason at the end of the 3rd was good value. Would have liked to see that pick or maybe Simpson at guard over the trade back.
I agree with Pondering that this wasn't the draft to go after a QB. The Vikings had way too many holes to fill to spend draft capital on a QB unless an obvious BPA situation presented itself and one didn't.

I will be interested to see how Eason's career pans out. I was pretty excited about his potential but then cooled on him as I learned more. Has great physical tools but doesn't seem to have a great grasp of the mental aspects of the game, so it will be interesting to see if he can develop that part of his game. If he can, he'll be another QB we all wonder how in the world he lasted as late as he did and why the Vikings didn't draft him with one of their multiple chances to do so.
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Post by S197 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:34 am

VikingLord wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:47 am
S197 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:07 am
I think Eason at the end of the 3rd was good value. Would have liked to see that pick or maybe Simpson at guard over the trade back.
I agree with Pondering that this wasn't the draft to go after a QB. The Vikings had way too many holes to fill to spend draft capital on a QB unless an obvious BPA situation presented itself and one didn't.

I will be interested to see how Eason's career pans out. I was pretty excited about his potential but then cooled on him as I learned more. Has great physical tools but doesn't seem to have a great grasp of the mental aspects of the game, so it will be interesting to see if he can develop that part of his game. If he can, he'll be another QB we all wonder how in the world he lasted as late as he did and why the Vikings didn't draft him with one of their multiple chances to do so.
I think that’s why I liked him as a late 3rd (practically a 4th) round pick. He could sit for two years behind Cousins and pick up the nuances. The physical traits you can’t teach are there. I like giving guys with the physical tools time to incubate rather than being thrust into a starting role. He would have had that here. And the cost was low enough it wouldn’t have been that prohibitive if he didn’t pan out.
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