When it’s time, it’s time, and it is time for the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings to prepare to draft two new quarterbacks. Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins have shown and done all they can do in this league as starters.
Both, Prescott and Cousins are good quarterbacks in the NFL, but in order for them to be elite they needed to go beyond being great. Meaning, they’re good quarterbacks, great quarterbacks, and then elite quarterbacks.
Prescott and Cousins have been good quarterbacks for years now. Both quarterbacks have out preformed their draft selection. However, neither quarterback has shown the ability to take their teams to the promisland.
Surprisingly, both quarterbacks got their opportunity in the NFL due to injuries to the starter. Both quarterbacks have led their teams to the playoffs multiple times only to go as far as the second round. Also, both quarterbacks have had some of the most talented rosters in the NFL.
Needless to say, both suffer the same fate. Some blame the coordinators or the head coaches, but in 2023 the buck has finally stopped. Prescott and Kirk Cousins are both on the hot seat as they should.
Now, there’s two ways the Cowboys and Vikings and move forward into the future.
- Draft a quarterback in the 2nd or 3rd round that you can build around. Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins would turn into bridge quarterback’s next season. Meaning, they would start next year while the new draftee sits behind them and learn. However, at some point in the season, the rookie would take over as the starter. Officially completing the transition. Sometimes this transition can take longer than a year. Prime example is Packers Aaron Rodgers -> Jordan Love.
- Trade away your veteran quarterbacks for some valuable picks in the upcoming draft. Both teams would still draft a young quarterback, but they would be put into the fire immediately. The good thing is that both teams have solid players already on the roster. This huge detail can be the difference between a great young QB and a bust.
Ultimately, either option provides wiggle room for both franchises to plan for the veterans exit. If all else fails, the Cowboys and Vikings could stick with who they have. But that will be a costly decision.
Let’s not forget, the NFL is a business and is all about winning. Neither of these franchises have won anything close to a championship that matters since 1994.
Like I stated before, It’s Time and Time is Up!