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The Only QB Who Could Save Minnesota’s Season

With wins in their last three games, the Minnesota Vikings have put themselves in a position to steal a wild card playoff spot in a shaky NFC. However, with the latest victory, a 24-10 effort against the Green Bay Packers, came a heartbreaking injury to starting quarterback Kirk Cousins.


Cousins suffered a torn Achilles in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game in Wisconsin, an injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the 2023 season.


So what do the Vikings do now? Do they bring in one of the available free agents? Can they pull off a trade, or do they roll with Jaren Hall and Nick Mullens? With the NFL trade deadline quickly approaching, the team needs to make a decision, and they need to do it quickly.


Luckily for Minnesota, there's one player who could help salvage what was once thought to be a lost season.


Trade With The Titans

Veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill makes a lot of sense as a possible target for the Vikings. After a lack luster six seasons in Miami, Tannehill was able to turn his career around in Tennessee.


In his first season with the Titans, the Texas native threw for 2,742 yards, 22 touchdowns, and six interceptions and had a completion percentage of 70.3. He led the Titans to the AFC Championship game and was named the AP Comeback Player of the Year.


For the most part, Tannehill has been a solid NFL starting quarterback for the Titans, but a separation is inevitable. Especially with the way rookie Will Levis played against the Falcons on Sunday.

Now is the time for Tennessee to move on from the 35-year-old, and Minnesota makes sense as a potential landing spot.


Tannehill Would Work In Minnesota

There's no denying the talent that the Minnesota Vikings have on the offensive side of the ball. From Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison and KJ Osborn in the wide receivers room to T.J. Hockenson as the star tight end, Ryan Tannehill would have a plethora of talent surrounding him, which often leads to success.


Not to mention how well the defense has looked lately and the fact the offensive line has seemed to find its groove.

Tannehill is a veteran who understands the game and has had a winning track record, something that head coach Kevin O'Connell has worked with in the past, not only with Kirk Cousins but also with Matthew Stafford in Los Angeles.


Final Thoughts

Now let's be honest, Ryan Tannehill is not going to be the future of this franchise. He'll become a free agent at the end of the season regardless of where he's playing. He's just simply a better option than having Jaren Hall or Nick Mullens start the next nine outings.


If the Vikings are serious about making a playoff run this season, they have no other option but to make this trade happen. With winnable games against Atlanta, New Orleans, Denver and Chicago on the way, getting Tannehill to Minnesota sooner rather than later would be massive.

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