Kirk Cousins’ Future Unclear After Vikings GM’s Latest Statement

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The Minnesota Vikings should be one of the more competitive teams in the NFC North this season.

Especially with Kirk Cousins returning for his sixth season for the franchise.

Although they haven’t been able to make a Super Bowl run, Minnesota seems more than happy with Cousins leading the way. Even so, the club knows his time is nearing an end.

According to Bobby Kownack, the Vikings’ general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, claims that he is “excited” about Kirk Cousins, but also understands the team must move on in the future.

When it comes to the 2023 season, the front office seems more than happy with Cousins under center.

“Kirk doesn’t need to show anything to me. Kirk has played football at a high level before I got to the Minnesota Vikings. Last year, we won 13 games. I don’t know what he would need to prove to me or anybody else.”

Even so, he’s going to be 36 years old for the upcoming season. For that reason, Kirk Cousins’s future with the franchise could be in jeopardy this time next year.

“We like where we are at the quarterback position. But every option is open to us going forward. We’re just really excited about Kirk this year. The weapons we’ve added in free agency, the weapons we’ve added in the draft, and we’ll see what happens after that.”

The addition of Jordan Addison in the NFL Draft surely gives Minnesota another vital weapon in the passing game. If Cousins continues playing at a high level, then this team could make some noise in the NFC.

It’s nice to see the Vikings are all in on Kirk Cousins, even though they’re planning for the future ahead as well.