Unfortunately for the Vikes, the Bears jumped their NFC North rivals and Minnesota will have to face Fields for potentially a looong time.
By missing out on Fields, who was dropping right into their laps at No. 14 overall, the Vikings were reportedly "stunned," according to ESPN.
The Vikings were prepared to take Justin Fields if he’d fallen to them at 14, per @CourtneyRCronin— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) May 3, 2021
Minnesota informed Kirk Cousins they would be considering a QB in the draft. pic.twitter.com/k29NIFdQZ6
After Minnesota missed out on a first-round quarterback, the Vikings moved onto Plan B, drafting Texas A&M's Kellen Mond in the third round.
All this spells bad news for incumbent starter Kirk Cousins, who will not like the news that Minnesota is looking for his replacement.
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