Everson Griffen: Kirk Cousins is ‘looking fantastic’ with the Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings defensive end recently talked about his team’s new quarterback and the progress he is making this offseason.

During Mike Zimmer’s tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, the majority of the team’s players have done their best to deliver typical, cliché answers to questions from reporters. However, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is one of the few on the team’s current roster who still isn’t afraid to speak about what is truly on his mind.

Griffen is not known to be a guy who delivers ridiculously, outrageous statements. But the defensive end doesn’t tend to shy away from the truth when answering questions from the media either.

Recently, Griffen appeared on the NFL Network show, NFL Total Access, and was asked about a number of different Vikings-related topics.

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Unsurprisingly, the Minnesota defensive end was asked about the team’s new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, and how he is doing with the offense so far this year. From his answer, it sounds like Griffen is pretty impressed with the Vikings’ new signal caller.

"“He’s looking fantastic. He’s doing everything that we need him to do and this is just the beginning. We’ve got training camp coming up and then we have the (regular) season coming up. It’s a long haul, but I know he’s going to be ready for the long haul just like every other player on our team and we’re excited.”"

In addition to these comments, Griffen also called Cousins a, “vocal leader,” and mentioned that he felt like the quarterback knew Minnesota’s playbook after just one day.

There have already been multiple reports of players on the Vikings’ offensive side of the ball expressing their excitement about Cousins’ arrival this year. But it sounds like the quarterback has been impressing Minnesota’s defense as well.

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Despite training camp still being more than a month away, it’s still perfectly fine to get excited about the Vikings’ chances in upcoming season with Cousins as their starting signal caller. And hey, if Griffen can get excited, then so can everyone else.