The Vikings are interested in a $283 million trade for a quarterback, according to reports.

The Minnesota Vikings appear to be fully committed to picking their future quarterback in April, but there was another viable alternative that the team passed over.

Kirk Cousins joined with the Atlanta Falcons nearly immediately after free agency opened, leaving the starting job open in Minnesota. 

At the time, the Chicago Bears were still selling quarterback Justin Fields and accepting that a second-round return in a trade was out of the question.

Finally, the Bears traded Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a conditional 2025 sixth-round pick, which will become a fourth-round pick if he plays 51% of the team's offensive snaps in 2024. 

Chicago accepted the low return, at least in part, because general manager Ryan Poles wanted to fulfill his promise to "do right" by Fields.

As it turned out, that meant moving Fields as soon as possible to one of four locations that the quarterback believed were ideal for his future. 

"The Steelers were one of four teams on Fields' radar prior to the start of free agency, along with the Vikings, Raiders and Falcons, a source familiar with Fields' thinking said," Pryor wrote on Friday, March 29, in an email.

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