The View from VT: A QB in Trouble, Jumping High in the Draft, and Being Oh-So-Close on Top FA

Dec 31, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Jaren Hall (16) passes against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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The View from VT: March 30th, 2024

1) Vikings QB Could be in Trouble: How much job security does Jaren Hall have? As a 5th-round selection, Hall will need to compete for his roster spot in a way that a 5th overall pick wouldn’t. What he has going for him is that he’s smart, has good athleticism, and has the potential to grow into an excellent QB2.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Dec 31, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell and quarterback Jaren Hall (16) look on before the game against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

2) Vikings May Have “Verbal Handshake” in Play: As soon as the Vikings completed the trade with the Texans, onlookers began wondering about the next trade. Does Minnesota have a framework in place already for getting to the very top of the 2024 NFL Draft?

3) Possible Vikings Trade Partner Resurfaces: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah isn’t perfect but the sense one gets is that he’s thorough. Safe to say Minnesota’s top decision maker is going to have a strong understanding of which teams are genuinely interested in trading down and which ones would only budge for a gargantuan Godfather Offer.

NFL: Combine
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah talks to the media at the 2024 NFL Combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

4) The 6 Likeliest QBs to End up with Vikings From Draft — Ranked: A pile of speculation has been put into this topic. And, to be sure, things are going to intensify in the coming weeks. The 2024 NFL Draft is now less than a month away. Do the Vikings go for a top passer in the opening round? If so, who gets to call Minnesota home?

5) Vikings Were Oh-So-Close on Top Free Agent: Not surprising. The defensive tackle is a stud and has a history working alongside Brian Flores. In the end, the Raiders’ money was too ginormous. The Vikings are thus moving ahead with a DL depth chart that still needs quite a bit of help.

Oct 29, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (94) takes on the field prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Enjoy the extra reading, Vikings fans.

K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.