Kirk Cousins reached a career milestone during Sunday’s victory

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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With his numbers on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback now has thrown for over 20,000 yards in his NFL career.

When the Minnesota Vikings decided to go after free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins last March, it was a move that was made in an effort to add a player that had produced at a high level for multiple seasons.

Prior to joining the Vikings, Cousins threw for at least 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He and current Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers are the only two players to accomplish this in each of these three years.

In his first season with Minnesota, Cousins has had himself some head-scratching moments. But he’s also put up some impressive numbers during his first year in a purple and gold uniform.

Through 14 games, Cousins has thrown for 3,913 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. His current passing yardage is already the sixth-highest single-season total in Vikings history.


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During Minnesota’s win on Sunday over the Miami Dolphins, Cousins threw for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. With his performance against the Dolphins, the Vikings quarterback has now thrown for more than 20,000 yards in his NFL career.

Cousins is now one of 18 active quarterbacks to have reached this career milestone. 88 signal-callers in the league’s history have thrown for at least 20,000 yards, but the current Minnesota quarterback did reach the number faster than a number of talented passers including Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, and Tom Brady.

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The Vikings are hoping that this is the one of the many career milestones Cousins will reach while wearing their uniform. And maybe one of those will even include capturing a Vince Lombardi trophy one day.