Is Kirk Cousins bidding farewell to the Vikings after his latest season?
The Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback, Kirk Cousins, is set to become a free agent after the 2023 season. Despite being sidelined for the current season due to a torn Achilles, the demand for skilled quarterbacks in the league positions Cousins as a sought-after free agent.
Over the past six seasons, Cousins has solidified his position as a top quarterback and endeared himself to both the team and the community in Minnesota. While currently focused on staying present with his teammates, Cousins acknowledged the looming uncertainty of his impending free agency.
Although expressing a desire to return to the Vikings after recovering from the Achilles injury, Cousins admitted uncertainty about the discussions that will unfold post-season.
Addressing the end of his current contract, Cousins stated, “Certainly your mind goes there, and you know that’s coming. But similar to what we said in April or August, March will happen in March. February will happen in February. Those conversations will happen, but it’s just not time yet.”
Despite the frustration stemming from his injury, Cousins has managed to turn that frustration into motivation, believing that there is more to the story ahead.
“You have a lot of thoughts go through your head, and one of them was: ‘Is this the last time I play football?'” Cousins said Friday in his first public comments since the injury occurred Oct. 29. “Now a couple weeks removed I can say, ‘No, it’s not going to be.’ I’m excited to write the next chapter and see what God wants to do with it.”
Kirk Cousins has gained popularity, partly due to his exposure on the Netflix documentary series, “Quarterback,” making him a fan favorite. While teammates appreciate him, the emergence of Josh Dobbs and his remarkable performances could potentially alter the quarterback landscape for the Vikings.