Vikings radio announcer proposes wild trade with Texans
You know it’s peak offseason when trade proposals are bandied about. On his radio show on 100.3 KFAN on Friday, the voice of the Minnesota Vikings Paul Allen proposed an ambitious trade with the Houston Texans which would send quarterback Kirk Cousins to the Texans.
PA just floated Kirk, Z & 23 for 2 and 12 from Houston. Pretty wild stuff. #Vikings
— Stephen A Turner (@StephenATurner) March 10, 2023
Let’s break this down. First off, this is just speculation, but it brings an interesting idea. The Vikings are looking like a potential contender to move up for a quarterback in the first round and this is one way to get that done. You would need Cousins to waive his no-trade clause, but with the offense being familiar, it is possible.
Now, is the trade fair or could actually happen? Absolutely not. Cousins is entering his age 35 season and Za’Darius Smith (the aforementioned Z) is entering his age 32 season. That’s not something that the Texans, who are rebuilding and have a chance at a top quarterback, would end up agreeing to. Plus, the two players involved in this trade and pick 23 wouldn’t bring pick two back by themselves let alone also getting 12.
What is fun about this is hypothesizing a potential move up for the Vikings, something columnist Matt Anderson conjured up in his latest seven-round mock draft.
Vikings 2023 7-round mock draft: Matt Anderson's 6.0