The level of affection for Kirk Cousins among his teammates is unmistakable.
As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to face Atlanta on Sunday, they must adapt to a world without Kirk Cousins. While he may not be able to join them on the field, his presence is still deeply felt, especially during pre-game activities.
Within the confines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Vikings players were proudly sporting shirts featuring their esteemed quarterback.
The Vikings, with a 4-4 record and on a three-game winning streak, had been in a strong position to pursue a playoff run. However, Cousins’ injury has introduced an element of uncertainty into their prospects.
Kirk Cousins, at 35 years old, is on track to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, following their failure to reach an extension agreement for 2023. Cousins will be in the midst of his rehabilitation when free agency arrives this spring, but the Vikings will possess more comprehensive medical information regarding his recovery compared to other teams.
As they head into Week 9, the Vikings are poised to start quarterback Jaren Hall.
The Vikings’ show of support for Cousins reflects their positive vibes, and fans hope they can continue to perform successfully even without their QB leader.