The Green Bay Packers will host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Green Bay is looking to spoil Minnesota’s playoff hopes. The Packers will enter the game with a 2-4 record, and the Vikings will enter the game with a 3-4 record.
Kirk Cousins has been in all sorts of trade rumors throughout the regular season. He has completed 68.9% of his passes for 2,057 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Cousins is 34 years old and will have an expiring contract. His trade stock is at an all-time high. If Minnesota does trade him by the October 31 NFL trade deadline, it is understandable.
The game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers will decide what the Vikings decide to do. It feels like if they win, they’ll keep him for the rest of the season, and if they lose, buckle up.
First things first, Nick Wright went onto his show on Tuesday and said:
“The 49ers should not be the NFC favorites. If they want to be, they should call Minnesota and trade Brock Purdy for Kirk Cousins.”
This trade can very well make sense for both parties. The San Francisco 49ers are in win-now mode, and the Minnesota Vikings are looking to reboot with a younger roster potentially.
No Matter What, the Green Bay Packers Defense May Very Well Get Torched Against Kirk Cousins
Green Bay’s defense has not been very good this year, and they can very well give up close to 400 yards on Sunday against Kirk Cousins. This could very well be the last time they face him this season. If the Vikings decide not to trade him, then the Green Bay Packers will see him again on New Year’s Eve.
Jaire Alexander missed last week’s game with a back injury, and they will need him this week to cover wide receiver Jordan Addison. The Packers’ defense will need to get a pass rush on the Vikings offense line to try and make Cousins uncomfortable, but nothing seems to phase him this year.
Cousins played well in one game against the Packers a season ago and didn’t play so well in another. It could be his final game with the organization on Sunday.