July 18, 2024

epa06439386 Minnesota Vikings fans watch the game against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoffs at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN., USA, 14 January 2018. EPA/CRAIG LASSIG

It’s critical” insider brutally speak out”on the disadvantage Vikings face in trade talk for top 5 draft picks…

Throughout the offseason, trade-up scenarios between the Minnesota Vikings and a top quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft have been linked to the organization. The Vikings front office is allegedly at a major disadvantage in trade negotiations with other teams as the 2024 NFL Draft approaches.

Thus far, Minnesota’s attempts to get a top pick in the 2024 NFL Draft order have not yielded any results. Since the Washington Commanders, who currently own the second overall pick, have decided to keep it, quarterbacks will be selected with the first two picks in the NFL Draft.

Two of the best quarterback prospects are instantly taken off the Vikings selection board. Regarding the third overall pick, the New England Patriots haven’t approved of any trade offers from other teams, according to a Monday report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With the third overall pick, New England will probably select a quarterback unless there is a significant shift in the offers that are being made.

About the Arizona Cardinals, there have been NFL Draft rumors circulating this week stating that general manager Monti Ossenfort will not negotiate a deal until he is placed on the official roster. It presents an additional degree of uncertainty for Minnesota’s front management during an offseason in which the organization has made it clear that it wants to select a quarterback. More details about the reasons Minnesota is having trouble closing a deal have now surfaced.

Charles Robinson, senior NFL reporter for Yahoo Sports, discussed Minnesota’s “lost leverage” in talks with clubs holding top choices in a recent episode of Zero Blitz’s “Inside Coverage” podcast.

Tying in recent Minnesota Vikings rumors to the team’s situation

Leverage is critical to trade negotiations, especially when a team is trying to land a quarterback. The Commanders, Patriots, Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers each knew exactly which position Minnesota wants to move up for and any trade comes with the so-called quarterback tax.

“I’ve talked to a couple of different people about compensation and they go back to the same thing. They made the decision with Kirk, they’re sitting there with Sam Darnold. Wherever the Vikings move, whether it’s 4 or 5 or wherever the team on the other end of the line is going, ‘Sam Darnold is not going to be your guy, that’s not your long-term answer. You’re going to pay us to move up.’ They’ve lost leverage is basically what I’ve been told

 

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