NFL community blames QB Kirk Cousins for Vikings’ defeat to Bucs after video of dejected WR Justin Jefferson went viral

The year 2022 was the year of the Minnesota Vikings, star Justin Jefferson. The wide receiver beat out Super Bowl quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts to win the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year. The Vikings also wreaked havoc last season till the playoffs rolled around.

Things are probably going to be different this year as the Minnesota Vikings started their 2023 campaign with a season-opening loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jefferson tried his best to turn the match in his team’s favor, and the NFL fans are blaming the Vikings QB Kirk Cousins for their failure to ensure a victory.

Fans blame QB Kirk Cousin for recent loss

Cousins miserably failed to prove his dominance on the field and recorded three turnovers, including one red zone interception. The NFL community didn’t hold back after witnessing this terrible performance from the franchise quarterback, and since then, social media has been bombarded with sly digs aimed at him.

A fan wrote, “I swear Kirk is the biggest problem with the Vikings.”

A netizen wrote,” Kirk Cousins is a top 10 quarterback? Right???”

The signal-caller recently debuted his hulk hogan mustache look despite his wife’s disapproval. Some fans hilariously blamed his changed look as the potential reason behind the Vikings’ loss.

One user wrote, “I hate to state the obvious, but Kirk Cousins problems started once he shaved his mustache. Sorry brother!!”

Minnesota is already one game behind the Detroit Lions in the NFC North. On top of that, they are going to face big threats in the league: Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, and the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs. Hence, the upcoming matches are going to place a do-or-die situation for the franchise.

Justin Jefferson looks devastated after the loss to the Bucs

Justin Jefferson never failed to showcase his dominance on the field. In the Vikings’ devastating loss against the Buccaneers today, he moonlighted as a hero by notching nine catches for 150 yards. Following the defeat, the 24-year-old WR looked deeply unhappy on the sidelines when CBS cameras captured him.

The concern regarding the young star’s contract is increasing constantly, albeit he chose to remain calm in the post-game interview. The Minnesota star remained optimistic about staying with the team and vowed to remain focused on football during the regular season.

“I have the same mindset as I had before. At the end of the day, all I can do is play football. And that’s what I continue to do. I know my team. My team doesn’t care about the contract, you know? And I don’t either. I just want to be here for my teammates, play for my teammates and of course get these wins,” he said.

Justin Jefferson caught 128 passes for 1,809 yards last season. He is signaling another potential productive season this year as well. However, the footballer is in the third year of his rookie contract, and if the team doesn’t ink him to a long-term deal soon, he could face a franchise tag in 2025.

Do you think that the Vikings are digging their own graves by not planning something big for their superstar? Let’s have a discussion in the comment section.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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