Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen suggests the team should consider

Allen proposes signing a more affordable alternative

Browning started seven games for the Bengals in 2023

Allen highlights Browning's effectiveness in a Week 15 game against the Vikings

The suggestion to part ways with Cousins is not personal but rather based on the team's current situation,

Allen points out the competitive landscape in the NFC North

The veteran quarterback's salary is seen as a potential obstacle in managing

The decision to retain Cousins would be more justifiable if the team were coming off

The current status of the Vikings, combined with various factors,

The team has approximately two months to make a decision on Cousins