The Vikings could have a unique situation brewing at quarterback in the coming months.
When Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman spoke to the Twin Cities media Tuesday morning for his annual bye-week media session, Kirk Cousins and Kellen Mond were topics of interest.
We'll start with the Vikings starting quarterback, who is playing perhaps the best football of his career right now.
Through six games, Cousins has completed 166 of 239 passes (69.5) percent for 1,769 yards with 13 touchdowns and just two interceptions. His passer rating of 105.4 ranks eighth overall in the league, while analytics website Pro Football Focus has him with a grade of 89.9 — the third-best in the league among all players at his position.
But Spielman, who has said in the past that he always has one eye on the future, was asked exactly about that when it comes to Minnesota's quarterback situation.
Cousins, whose current contract is up following the 2022 season, would carry a $45 million cap hit next season.