NFL: The Green Bay Packers are going through a franchise-altering off-season headlined by their massive Aaron Rodgers trade. However, they aren’t the only NFC North team to be going through an eventful off-season. The Minnesota Vikings have also moved on from a few of their long-tenured veterans. Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen are both no longer apart of the team, however, there is another storyline brewing out of Minneapolis.
Kirk Cousins’ Long-Term Availability Questioned During Netflix Documentary (NFL)
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is seeing a new level of respect after the release of Netflix’s “Quarterback” documentary. The eight-episode series gives a behind-the-scenes look at the dedication and commitment that Cousins brings to the position while balancing being a husband and a father. It also highlights the brutal beatings he takes and the toll it has on his body:
“You want to sign a guy who you just watched on TV get obliterated? It was brutal,” Nelson said on the “Purple Insider” podcast, referring to Cousins’ rib injury throughout the 2022 season. “He’s 35 years old. it’s not going to be sore, it’s going to be injured eventually. You can only be durable for so long. I would not risk signing him to anything beyond this year.”
Could The Green Bay Packers Be Facing A New Quarterback After 2023?
Talks of moving on from Kirk Cousins after this season have already been happening. The Minnestoa Vikings’ general manage even commented on the situation in late April of this year. According to Benedetto Vitale:
Although they haven’t been able to make a Super Bowl run, Minnesota seems more than happy with Cousins leading the way. Even so, the club knows his time is nearing an end.
According to Bobby Kownack, the Vikings’ general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, claims that he is “excited” about Kirk Cousins, but also understands the team must move on in the future. When it comes to the 2023 season, the front office seems more than happy with Cousins under center.
“Kirk doesn’t need to show anything to me. Kirk has played football at a high level before I got to the Minnesota Vikings. Last year, we won 13 games. I don’t know what he would need to prove to me or anybody else
Even so, he’s going to be 36 years old for the upcoming season. For that reason, Kirk Cousins’s future with the franchise could be in jeopardy this time next year.
“We like where we are at the quarterback position. But every option is open to us going forward. We’re just really excited about Kirk this year. The weapons we’ve added in free agency, the weapons we’ve added in the draft, and we’ll see what happens after that.”
The Minnesota Vikings may have given up on the idea of Cousins being able to lead the team to a Super Bowl victory. However, for the 2023 season they don’t have a better option. The 2024 draft may see the Vikings attempt to move way up to grab their QB of the future, especially if 2023 doesn’t pan out. This will certainly be a story line to watch over the next 12 months for the Green Bay Packers and the rest of the NFL.
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