Due to the expected hiring of Kevin O’Connell as the Vikings’ new head coach, Shefter believes the team will find a way to keep Cousins on their roster for the 2022 season.
Soon-to-be Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell conveyed a firm belief in Kirk Cousins during the interview process, I’m told. The front office must decide on Cousins’ future due to his $45M cap hit, but many coaches interviewing for job liked Cousins, O’Connell included
– Jeremy Fowler February 7, 2022
Extending Kirk Cousins would be a terrible decision for the Minnesota Vikings to make
With the expected hiring of O’Connell and the recent addition of Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as the team’s general manager, the Vikings now have a brand new regime that has almost zero ties to anyone on the team’s current roster. Why in the world would either of them want to gamble their futures on a quarterback in Cousins that has led a team to a grand total of one playoff victory since he entered the NFL in 2012?
Sure Cousins has put up above-average numbers during his time with the Vikings, but it hasn’t amounted to really anything in terms of team success.