NFL.com speculates Kirk Cousins could be on the move this offseason

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There was speculation at the beginning of the season that the Vikings could move on from Kirk Cousins after the 2020 season.

That talk cooled off after the team, and Cousins, started to play better. But now that the Vikings are almost certain to miss out on the playoffs, the chatter has started again.

Gregg Rosenthal over at NFL.com went over quarterbacks who could be on the move this offseason and speculated that Cousins could be on his way to San Francisco if the 49ers cut ties with Jimmy Garoppolo.

Cousins only has one year left of guaranteed money on his contract and would be easier to trade than Ryan. A deal would actually save the Vikings $11 million in cap space — while also opening up a huge quarterback conundrum. Shanahan’s long-term love for Cousins makes the prospect of his relocation something more than idle speculation.

If this were to happen, the Vikings would almost certainly be drafting a quarterback early in the 2021 draft, or would be a possibility for someone like Carson Wentz or Sam Darnold.

You can read Rosenthal’s full list here.