As the Trey Lance sweepstakes began to heat up, many believed the Minnesota Vikings would be a potential candidate for him. However, it seems like the Vikings were never truly involved.
Following the Vikings’ preseason finale, ESPN’s Kevin Seifert reported that the Vikings were “not in on the Trey Lance talks at all yesterday.”
The #Vikings were not in on the Trey Lance talks at all yesterday. He might have been a consideration before the draft, but they are invested now in 5th-round pick Jaren Hall. Kevin O'Connell today on Hall: "I would definitely like to keep him around." (1/4)
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) August 26, 2023
“I would definitely like to keep him around…My philosophy when you’re going to draft a quarterback is you pour into him on a daily basis,” O’Connell said. “‘Development’ is a huge word, but I love the fact that we got him as many reps as we did this camp…I feel like Jaren has a really, really good understanding of our offense, where he can grow, where his comfort level can grow, and hopefully hit the ground running the next opportunity he gets…Might not show up stat-sheet wise but I thought it was a real positive day for Jaren.”
While the Vikings could’ve matched that price, it seems that O’Connell and company are content with their quarterback room as currently constructed.