Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins’ deal is worth the risk in Super Bowl pursuit
If the Minnesota Vikings sign Kirk Cousins, does this increase their chances of obtaining a Super Bowl Trophy?
Whether or not you believe in his ability to be great when placed in extremely important games, Cousins is worth the risk for the Vikings.
He isn’t the greatest QB to ever play in the NFL, but Minnie is in search of a championship and they needed to do something to sure up that position.
In 2017, Cousins posted another 4,000 yard passing season. He also threw 27 touchdowns and only 13 picks.
Minnesota made it to the NFC Championship game where they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 38-7. They also won 13 games a season ago and with an elite defense, the Vikes could terrorize most of the NFC in 2018.
The Vikings also have plenty of talent on offense with Kyle Rudolph, Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook.
Kirk Cousins is going to a team with a ton of expectations and it’ll be interesting to see whether he can handle the pressure of big moments.
The last postseason game Cousins played in was back in 2015 where he fumbled the ball three games versus Green Bay. He completed 29 of 46 passes for 329 yards and one score.
In 2017, Cousins wasn’t too effective on third downs. He completed 57% of his throws on third down for 1,102 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He struggled as the season progressed as well. In September and October, Cousins completed 161 throws out of 237 for 1,900 yards and 13 scores to go along with four picks. In November and December, he connected with his targets on 186 of 303 pass attempts for 2,193 yards and 14 scores to go with nine interceptions.
Just because Cousins has all this support doesn’t mean he and the Vikings are a lock for the Lombardi Trophy.
The NFC still has the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and San Francisco 49ers. All of them should be tough to deal with in 2018 and it’s important for Minnie to hit their stride early in the season.
Kirk Cousins and the Vikings will keep the NFC on its toes and if he can seize this opportunity Minnesota will be one ecstatic sports city.