NFL Rumors: Vikings to acquire Josh McCown; Browns looking for a high draft pick

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The injury to Teddy Bridgewater has put the Minnesota Vikings in a difficult position with the NFL season less than two weeks away. According to the latest NFL rumors, the Vikings could acquire Josh McCown if they are willing to part ways with a high draft pick.

The Vikings has been linked to several quarterbacks such as Mark Sanchez and Peyton Manning in the wake of Bridgewater’s ACL injury that will keep him out of the season, possibly longer. The team is currently confident with veteran backup Shaun Hill but they will need to find a more reliable quarterback.

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According to Mary Kay Cabot of, the Browns are willing to part ways with Josh McCown but it comes at a price which is a high draft pick. It is noted that Cleveland previously offered the veteran QB to the Dallas Cowboys when Tony Romo went down.

However, parting ways with a fourth-round pick for a 37-year-old journeyman is a steep price even for the Vikings and Cowboys. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman took a shot at the Browns in a recent press conference.

“I mean people are asking for some crazy things. People think that you are desperate, and we are not going to do something that in my estimation, and talking with Coach Zim (Mike Zimmer) and our ownership, that puts us in a situation where we jeopardize the future of this franchise,” Spielman said, via USA Today.

NFL rumors in Minnesota suggest that the Vikings are looking for other cheap options including Indianapolis Colts backup QB, Scott Tolzien. On the other hand, the Browns are not entirely inclined in trading McCown since Robert Griffin III is injury prone and rookie Cody Kessler needs a mentor.

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These NFL rumors are just purely speculative at this point but expect the Vikings to make a move for another quarterback. According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota is still a Super Bowl contender even if their starter is Shaun Hill.

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