With the signing of Danielle Hunter to a new one-year contract, the new Minnesota Vikings regime's "competitive rebuild" became a lot more competitive for the 2023 season.
However, in his two offseasons as general manager, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has yet to sign a similar long-term agreement with any Vikings player.
This is shown in Kirk Cousins, who won 13 games for the Vikings after signing a one-year contract deal in 2022 but did not receive a long-term agreement this offseason.
Adofo-Mensah is guiding the Vikings through a roster overhaul, eliminating aging veteran players while remaining in contention for the playoffs.
However, a quarterback replacement for Cousins, whose contract expires after the 2023 season,
will determine if Minnesota stays in the middle or makes a major drive in the post-Cousins era.
On July 29, Bleacher Report's Alex Ballantine recommended that the Vikings address the matter of who would be the next quarterback by acquiring San Francisco 49ers
dual-threat quarterback Trey Lance in exchange for third and fourth-round draft picks.