Caleb Williams, Bo Nix, Drake Maye, and Riley Leonard are all guys that seem like they’d be worth taking a shot on. Even if only 1 of them from the class pan out to be a top 15 qb in the league it’s worth the 1 in 4 shot.
It’s so tough to win in the NFL without at least an above average qb.
Don’t they already have an above average QB?
San Fran wasn’t in win now mode until recently. 2014-2019 they were terrible. Drafted d linemen just about every first round. Kind of have to be in win now mode when you give up as much 1st round capital as they did to draft a QB.
They’ve been in the conference championship game 6 of the last 12 years and are probably the odds on favorites to return for their 7th in 13 years. I think they might be doing “ok” and sure seem to never have let winning get too far from the current regime’s plan.
Point being, San Fran took a shot at QB and missed and didn’t let it slow them down. I don’t see why any of the teams in the league without a Top 15 QB or so wouldn’t be firing away in most drafts, and definitely at the upcoming class.
If I’m the Vikings I keep Kirk – he isn’t the issue. However, I’d start coming up with my “next plan” sooner or later. If they miss the playoffs or are an early exit again as assembled…throwing a dart into a loaded draft class at QB might not hurt. Even if they miss, they’re in the perfect spot to still win in the putrid NFC North