The Vikings’ murky future at quarterback reportedly led them to try to trade up for Justin Fields.
Minnesota attempted to move up from No. 14 to No. 8 in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to a video published by the Carolina Panthers, as the Vikings’ plan was to draft Fields, Pro Football Talk reported Sunday.
The Bears instead traded up from 20th-overall to land the former Ohio State star at No. 11, meaning the Vikings will face Fields twice a year.
With current starting quarterback Kirk Cousins saying recently he doesn’t want his contract extended, the Vikings are far from set at the position. One possibility could be 2021 third-round pick Kellen Mond.
But it seems Minnesota wanted Fields.