Kirk Cousins Is On Pace For The Most Absurd Statistical Season Of All Time

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Kirk Cousins is in the final year of his contract with the Minnesota Vikings, and based on the numbers he’s putting up, the 35-year-old is likely going to sucker one final team into thinking he could be the answer at quarterback.

Granted, while it’s only been two games, Cousins is putting up numbers that put him on pace for perhaps the most absurd statistical season in the history of the position.

In their opening weekend loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs, Cousins passed for 344 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Then, in their Week 2 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, Cousins threw for 364 yards, four touchdowns, and no picks.

Cousins put up similar stats against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3, as he completed 32 of 50 passes for 367 yards, three touchowns, and one interception.

As a result, if extrapolated across a 17-game season, Cousins is currently on pace for 6,091 yards, 51 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and the cherry on top, an 0-17 record.

Given the level that Cousins is currently playing at and his expiring contract, there has been some speculation that the New York Jets could reach out to the Vikings in an effort to trade for Cousins to fill the void created by Aaron Rodgers’ devastating injury.

While the Vikings might not be prepared to throw in the towel at 0-2, their games before the trade deadline on October 31 include matchups against the Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, and Green Bay Packers.

There’s also — albeit a remarkably small chance — that they could trade Cousins to the Jets and then re-sign him in the offseason, as Aaron Rodgers has seemingly confirmed his intention to rehab his torn Achilles and play next season.

Despite clamoring from Jets fans and the Vikings seemingly in the midst of a lost season, it doesn’t appear as though Gang Green will make a move for the veteran quarterback, as they recently signed Trevor Siemian to back up Zach Wilson, instead.