- Feb 25, 2008
Are you sure there isn't anyone better?You have two choices due to Kirk’s cap hit:
1. Cut him or trade him. You eat a ton of dead money and start a league minimum quarterback with zero flexibility to upgrade the roster. In that event, it’s a total rebuild and should trade Jefferson, Cook, Smith, Kendricks, Hunter, etc. and enjoy going through at least two coaches before being competitive again. If the new GM isn’t a home run, we can enjoy a decade or more of non-competitive football.
2. Restructure in a front loaded deal for 3-4 years to keep the current roster intact by freeing up money for this year, buying time to develop a new quarterback, and giving you an out as early as next year. There are at any given time 4-5 “elite” quarterbacks in the league. Kirk isn’t that, but they can win despite him with this roster if his contract isn’t hamstringing the rest of the roster. There isn’t anyone better than Cousins available for 2022, realistically speaking.
And again.......what is so hard about this.
They're either gonna trade him.....and MAKE/FORCE FEED someone else his contract.......
Or he is gonna swallow his f***ing pride and restructure.
The Vikings ARE NOT GOING TO CUT HIM NOR ARE THEY GOING TO PAY HIM $40+ MILLION.
Kirk will either have to accept a trade......or restructure/sign an extension on his contract to lighten the cap hit.
Also, anyone who thinks the cap is an issue for the Vikings doesn't understand how money can be managed to make things work.
Spielman did it this past year with an even smaller cap and the fact, yes FACT......that Kirk was approached about restructuring once again, and refused.
Kirk restructured in 2020, said "I'm good" in 2021, and now doesn't have a choice in 2022.
Hope that helps everyone.
@claykenny not necessarily attacking you on this subject