Kirk Cousins took to Twitter earlier this week to post a poll asking fans to select what item of signed memorabilia he should give away. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback could not have predicted the kind of snark his innocent-enough tweet would provoke.
The season feels so far away, so I want to do a giveaway to keep all you @Vikings fans excited! What do you want me to giveaway?— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) February 12, 2019
The tweet offered up the options of signed jersey, signed football, signed mini-helmet or other.
A review of the comments left on the tweet, which appear primarily left by embittered Vikings fans, made it clear they were not too happy with Cousins’ first season in purple. The New York Post compiled a worthwhile summary that embodies the overall theme of the snarkiest troll-jobs.
“Giveaway anything but the ball”
“How about you give the Vikings back $33 mil”
“Give yourself away to another team!”
“Some of that CAP SPACE”
Or, the most prescient: “This is not gonna end well for you.”
Cousins, fresh off signing a three-year contract worth a guaranteed $84 million, had a relatively underwhelming 2018 season. While Cousins put up decent statistical numbers, backbreaking turnovers and a failure to rise to the occasion in big games led the Vikings to an underwhelming 8-7-1 campaign, despite the belief his signing improved the team’s Super Bowl aspirations after reaching the NFC title game the previous season.