Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Only Kirk Cousins Could Be an $84M Bust and an MVP Dark Horse at the Same Time

    Bleacher Report "It's not easy being two people at the same time. Take Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. There's the player the NFL sees... "He is far better than people in the media give him credit for," an NFC East scout,..." December 05

  • Mike Zimmer: Kirk Cousins likely played his best game as Viking "Kirk Cousins doubters were cracking their knuckles and flexing their vocal cords Sunday ready to lambaste the QB during a dismal first half as the Minnesota Vikings dug a 20-0 hole against the Denver Broncos. Then the QB zipped the lips of those chuckling cynics..." November 19

  • It’s time for Vikings QB Kirk Cousins to be talked about as an MVP candidate

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing like an MVP candidate and it’s time he finally gets the attention he deserves. Even Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who some believe doesn’t have the best relationship with the quarterback, said it’s past..." November 18

  • Kirk Cousins wants to win so he can stay in Minnesota

    Yahoo! Sports "There are 29.5 million guaranteed reasons Kirk Cousins will be with the Vikings next season. But the Vikings quarterback told one of his predecessors he knows he needs to win more games if he wants to extend his stay in the land of 10,000 lakes. " November 15

  • Kirk Cousins responds to narrative about not being able to beat winning teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins is very aware of the narrative surrounding his performance against good teams. Entering Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback hadn’t won a primetime game since Dec. 26, 2015 and hadn’t beaten a team with a..." November 11

  • Kirk Cousins wins NFC offensive player of month honors

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Vikings have won four straight games and Kirk Cousins has been a huge reason why. Due to his play over the past month, Cousins was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month in October, per ESPN’s Courtney..." October 31

  • It might finally be time to bet on Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

    USA Today "Skeptics in and around the NFL have tried to sack Kirk Cousins from the day he entered the league. But it finally appears he's fully equipped to beat the incessant blitz of criticism. Cousins' performance for the Minnesota Vikings in Thursday night's 19-9 victory..." October 26

  • Kirk Cousins concludes a stellar October

    Pro Football Talk "Kirktoberfest has concluded, and it was a month to remember. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, embattled in the aftermath of a September 29 disaster at Chicago, has had a four-week run for the ages in Minnesota. Four games. Four wins. He has thrown the ball 116 times..." October 25

  • Kirk Cousins: “We won the game and that’s all that matters”

    SKOR North "The Washington football team arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday night as 16.5-point underdogs against the Vikings and with seemingly little chance for an upset playing an opponent that had won three consecutive games. Washington’s only victory of the season had come against a team..." October 25

  • Kirk Cousins excelling at play-action has opened offense "Kirk Cousins heads to prime time, a place where he's struggled to shine or help his team victories. The Vikings QB is coming off the best three-game stretch of his career, becoming the first player in NFL history to record 300-plus pass yards and a 135-plus passer..." October 24

  • Vikings’ Kirk Cousins made NFL history in Sunday’s win

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is on one heck of a run. As embattled as any player at his position in the NFL, Cousins has turned that overrated narrative on its head over the past three games. The high-priced veteran completed 24-of-34 passes for 337 yards with four..." October 21

  • Another big game for Kirk Cousins as Vikings top Lions

    Pro Football Talk "Three weeks ago, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was the subject of such withering criticism that some wondered how he could possibly remain in Minnesota — other than that his guaranteed contract gave the Vikings little choice. In the NFL, a lot can change in three..." October 20

  • Kirk Cousins dominating since drama with Thielen, Diggs

    The Score "Kirk Cousins torched the Detroit Lions on Sunday, continuing the torrid pace he's enjoyed since drawing the ire of his two star receivers. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback threw for over 300 yards for the third straight game in Week 7, putting up 337 yards and four..." October 20

  • Best And Worst QB Performances From NFL Week Six

    Sportsnaut "he 13 games played so far in NFL Week 6 were highlighted by a couple of epic offensive showdowns, some flawless masterpieces and a few rotten eggs. We’re diving into the best and worst quarterback performances from the weekend’s action, starting with the man who led the..." October 14

  • Vikings WR Stefon Diggs says Kirk Cousins ‘played his balls off’ in victory over Eagles

    Clutch Points "What’s the best way to make a disgruntled happy? Let him reel in three touchdowns in a dominant win. On Sunday, Minnesota Vikings’ Stefon Diggs did just that, catching seven Kirk Cousins-thrown passes for 167 yards and a hat trick of touchdowns. In all, the Vikes beat..." October 13

  • Kirk Cousins: My apology days for Vikings are over

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins says he is out of the apology business now that he has the Minnesota Vikings’ passing game back on track. Cousins apologized to teammate Adam Thielen after a poor game in a Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears. The apology was prompted by Thielen, who had just two..." October 13

  • Kirk Cousins Shut Former Teammate Zach Brown Up With Impressive Performance vs Eagles

    12 Up "Remember Friday? Like, two days ago? Trust me, 48 hours can be a long time. I couldn't for the life of me tell you what I had for breakfast that day. But what football fans are going to remember loud and clear is what Eagles linebacker Zach Brown said about his former..." October 13

  • Former Teammate Shades Kirk Cousins: ‘WEAKEST PART’ OF VIKINGS OFFENSE

    Sportsnaut "Kirk Cousins has taken a lot of heat lately for his struggles leading the Minnesota Vikings’ potentially potent offense, and now a former teammate is chiming in. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Zach Brown, who played with Cousins in Washington, threw some extensive..." October 11

  • Vikings' Kirk Cousins says he plays better when he's 'frustrated and ticked off'

    CBS Sports "Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings haven't exactly had the smoothest of rides thus far in 2019, but if you ask Cousins, the bad weeks are actually one of the biggest reasons for his best ones. "There's no doubt I play better when I have an edge to me,..." October 10

  • Kirk Cousins on call from the President: “Very random”

    Pro Football Talk "Presidents usually call football players after their team wins the Super Bowl. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins got a phone call from the White House on a Sunday after a winning a game that moved his middle-of-the-pack team to 3-2. Actually, Cousins made the call, after..." October 09

  • Kirk Cousins gets a congratulatory phone call from Donald Trump

    CBS Minnesota " A lot of Minnesotans wanted to clap Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on the back Sunday. As, it turns out, did President Donald Trump. A spokesperson for the team confirmed that Trump phoned Cousins to “briefly congratulate him and the Vikings on the..." October 08

  • CFL star Bo Levi Mitchell says Vikings feared his goal to 'take Kirk Cousin's job'

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Vikings aren’t off to the worst start. Through four games, the club sits 2-2, but in a tough NFC North, that puts them in last place. What has caused a lot of frustration for fans of the club — and receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam..." October 05

  • Kirk Cousins on negative reactions: “Ignorance is bliss”

    Pro Football Talk "There are a number of people not thrilled with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins at the moment. That list includes coach Mike Zimmer, who huffed about his quarterback’s podcast apology to a teammate. But the more conventional line of displeasure includes fans..." October 03

  • Kirk Cousins apologizes to Adam Thielen for missed opportunities "Two days removed from a missed opportunity in the Windy City, Kirk Cousins wants to atone for his misses. The Vikings quarterback took to the airwaves Tuesday to address their loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, in which Minnesota mustered just six..." October 01

  • Can Kirk Cousins turn things around with the Vikings this season?

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Vikings are struggling to be consistent after their fairytale playoff run in 2017. They missed out on Wild Card football last season and are seemingly on pace to miss out again. There’s a common denominator that’s tying last season to this season:..." October 01

  • What will the Vikings do with Kirk Cousins?

    Pro Football Talk "Sunday’s game confirmed for everyone what many suspected: For Kirk Cousins, those “You Like That?!?” moments are too few and too far between. For the Vikings, who have Cousins under contract for another 28 games, the question is whether they like that enough to keep..." September 30

  • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer doesn't know why Kirk Cousins struggles in big games: 'You'd have to ask him'

    CBS Sports "Another big game against a good team for Kirk Cousins, another humiliating loss. By now, it's becoming less of a myth and more of the predominant narrative that tells the story of Cousins' career. After a 16-6 loss to a shorthanded Bears team in Chicago on..." September 30

  • An $84M game manager? Vikings still trying to figure out Kirk Cousins

    ESPN "An otherwise nondescript Week 3 meeting with an out-of-conference opponent has become a hugely important test for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins might have more to prove on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders than he has in any other game of his career. Not just..." September 21

  • Kirk Cousins knows he has to improve, and quickly

    SKOR North "Kirk Cousins’ season of self-awareness continued on Wednesday as the quarterback reflected on his poor performance in the Vikings’ 21-16 loss at Green Bay. “I’m not going to be playing quarterback here much longer if I play like I did on Sunday,” Cousins..." September 19

  • Mike Zimmer: 'We have the utmost confidence' in Kirk Cousins "The Vikings didn't ask Kirk Cousins for much in Week 1. He didn't give them much in Week 2. After a quiet start to the season, Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer was loud and clear about his belief in his franchise quarterback. "He's going to be..." September 19

  • Kirk Cousins: “No justification” for late interception

    Pro Football Talk "Thanks to runs by Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, the Vikings found themselves with a first down on the Packers’ 8-yard-line down five points with just over five minutes left to play in Sunday’s game. It was a prime chance to grab the lead, but..." September 16

  • Insane stat shows how bad Kirk Cousins has been in red zone

    The Sports Daily "Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was awarded a massive contract that awarded him $84 million guaranteed, but it’s hard to believe that the team hasn’t been regretting that deal. The Vikings were one game away from hosting the Super Bowl a few years back, with Case Keenum..." September 16

  • Kirk Cousins: Throwing 10 times in win 'really unique'

    SKOR North "Gary Kubiak’s first game as head coach of the Vikings offense Sunday could not have gone better. Kubiak, whose official title is assistant head coach and senior offensive advisor, turned Kirk Cousins into a game manager, Dalvin Cook into a star and undoubtedly made Mike Zimmer a very..." September 09

  • Kirk Cousins frustrated after “really disappointing performance”

    Pro Football Talk "Kirk Cousins won’t play again in the preseason. Kirk Cousins knows he’s got a lot of work to do before the regular season. The Vikings quarterback was clearly frustrated by his final preseason performance, an ugly 3-of-13 for 35 yard passing day which..." August 26

  • Kirk Cousins plans to look for more “off schedule” run opportunities

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins may be adding something to his game this year: Scrambling. Coach Mike Zimmer recently explained that the team wants to see Cousins take advantage of the opportunities that may present themselves to tuck the ball and run, especially when the..." August 17

  • Vikings teammate threatens to have Kirk Cousins’ old van put up on blocks if he keeps driving it

    Sportsnaut "Kirk Cousins has quite an unusual attachment to an old van that he’s been driving for years, but his Minnesota Vikings teammates are ready to see it retired. NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” was doing a feature on Cousins and the Vikings when the..." August 11

  • Kirk Cousins opens up about rookie center’s sweaty backside

    Sportress of Blogitude "The center-quarterback exchange is among the most important, yet underemphasized, component of a functional offense. For the Minnesota Vikings, it sounds like there are some awkward issues between signal-caller Kirk Cousins and rookie center Garrett Bradbury that the duo will need to resolve..." August 08

  • NFL analyst could see 49ers replacing Jimmy Garoppolo with Kirk Cousins

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Last season didn't go as planned for the Minnesota Vikings or the San Francisco 49ers, albeit for different reasons. After signing quarterback Kirk Cousins in the offseason, the Vikings stumbled to an 8-7-1 record, missing the playoffs one year after going to the NFC..." June 19