Former NFL quarterback says Kirk Cousins will be ‘a lot better’ in 2019

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Former NFL quarterback David Carr recently commented on how he believes the Minnesota Vikings and their signal-caller will do in their new offense next season.

Despite missing the playoffs in 2018, the optimism surrounding the Minnesota Vikings still seems at a pretty high level this offseason. Much of this likely has to do with the slew of successful coaches the Vikings have added on the offensive side of the ball over the last few months.

Most notably, former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is now a part of Minnesota’s staff as an offensive advisor. Even with Kevin Stefanski currently holding the title as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator, Kubiak is expected to have a prominent role in deciding what the unit will be running in 2019.

Judging from those who have worked in his offense in the past, Minnesota appears to be in good hands with Kubiak now on their coaching staff.

Former NFL quarterback David Carr, who played under Kubiak in 2006 with the Houston Texans, is one of those who believes that the Vikings’ offensive advisor will get the unit back on track next season.

Specifically, Carr thinks that Minnesota starting signal-caller Kirk Cousins is someone who will benefit greatly from the team’s new offensive coaching staff in 2019.

"“I think Kirk Cousins is going to play a lot better football under Gary (Kubiak), in that system with Kevin (Stefanski). I think Kevin’s a good football coach as well. Offensively, I think they have some good pieces and I think Kirk’s going to be really good in this system.”"

Carr also mentions that Kubiak’s past as a quarterback in the NFL also plays a part in his ability to build successful offenses. He says that the Vikings’ current offense advisor puts his passers, “in position to make a ton of plays and he’s going to find completions for you.”

For those hoping to see Cousins improve his play in 2019, it sounds like he’s going to have as good a chance as ever to be successful next season in Minnesota’s Kubiak-influenced offense.

It also seems like the Vikings’ new offense will attempt to make things much easier for their high-priced quarterback in 2019. Cousins seemed to be at his best last season when he pretty much knew where his pass was going before he even snapped the ball and one should expect that to happen a lot more in 2019.

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it’s pretty obvious that the Vikings made the wrong decision to hire John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator last year. But this offseason, Minnesota seems to be taking the necessary steps to get their offense back on track and correct last year’s mistake.