Kirk Cousins future: is the QB’s time up at Vikings? 

Kirk Cousins’ stellar 2023 NFL season ended with a dismal 7-10 record for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings’ starting quarterback was among the quarterbacks whose seasons were cut short before the regular season ended.

As the NFL offseason approaches, speculation looms over the future of quarterback Kirk Cousins with the Minnesota Vikings. The uncertainty surrounding his future has ignited discussions about whether the Vikings are prepared to part ways with their seasoned quarterback.

Is Kirk Cousins parting ways with Vikings?

Kirk Cousins will be able to sign with any team he wants when his deal expires in March. His six-year tenure with the team will come to a close. Meanwhile, in his most recent report, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune disclosed that the Vikings have shown an interest in keeping Cousins on their roster.

Despite the upcoming free agency status, there seems to be a desire within the organization to re-sign the quarterback who was showcasing some of his best football before his season-ending Achilles tendon injury.

The Vikings, armed with the No. 11 pick in the first round of the upcoming draft, are reportedly exploring the possibility of trading up to secure a top quarterback. While the team is high on the quarterback talent available in the draft, there’s a realization that adding depth at the position is crucial. The potential selection of a quarterback in the draft could serve as both competition for Cousins and a reliable backup.

The quarterback’s journey this season was marred by trade rumors and consecutive losses. It later culminated in a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. Despite undergoing successful surgery on November 1st, Cousins’ absence highlighted the lack of a viable long-term option on the team’s current roster.

The Vikings navigated through multiple starting quarterbacks in Cousins’ absence, giving opportunities to Jaren Hall, Joshua Dobbs (affectionately known as “Passtronaut”), and Nick Mullens. However, the revolving door of starters underscored the team’s search for stability in the quarterback position.

Where will Kirk Cousins land?

Speculation surrounding Kirk Cousins’ potential landing spots has ignited conversations, with one particularly captivating option surfacing in recent talks. Speculation surrounding the quarterback has been fueled by his recent comments, in which he expressed his willingness to play under the guidance of former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

While the Vikings quarterback has never played under Belichick, he holds immense respect for the six-time Super Bowl-winning coach, according to a recent interview with CBS Sports.

“I’m not going to turn down an opportunity to play with a future Hall of Fame coach, but we’ll have to see where March leads. It’s just a lot of unknowns right now.”

The uncertainty surrounding Cousins’ future mirrors the mystery surrounding Belichick’s next landing spot. Speculation linked Belichick to the Atlanta Falcons, sparking rumors of a potential partnership. However, the Falcons put an end to such speculations by announcing Raheem Morris as their head coach, leaving Belichick’s next move shrouded in mystery.

Another wrinkle in the narrative is the shortage of head coaching positions, which the NFL world is speculating about as Cousins’ prospective landing sites are discussed. After an impressive coaching career that has spanned 24 seasons in the NFL, Belichick surprisingly finds himself without a head coaching position for the upcoming season. Currently, the Washington Commanders and the Seattle Seahawks are the only two teams without a head coach. Surprisingly, neither team has shown any real interest in the 71-year-old coaching legend.

With the March free agency period approaching, the football world eagerly awaits the outcome of these uncertainties. Will Cousins find a new home with Belichick, or will other teams swoop in with enticing offers?

As the pieces of the offseason puzzle begin to fall into place, the upcoming offseason is set to bring clarity to the fate of Kirk Cousins and the coaching future of Bill Belichick. 

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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