Kirk Cousins hoping his center’s sweaty backside isn’t a problem

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The Minnesota Vikings quarterback recently addressed the fact that rookie center Garrett Bradbury is someone who sweats a lot in the area where he snaps the ball.

Over the years, some pretty odd stories have come out of the land of the Minnesota Vikings. From the “Love Boat” scandal, to the Whizzinator, to kombucha causing a positive drug test, the Vikings have experienced more than most when it comes to weird news.

The latest bizarre story in Minnesota has to do with how much rookie center Garrett Bradbury sweats, particularly in the area where quarterback Kirk Cousins puts his hands to snap the ball when he lines up under center.

For those who are still unsure about what area of Bradbury’s body is being referenced here, we’re talking about how he has a sweaty butt. Yes, this is something that has actually been brought up by Cousins more than once during the past week.

The Vikings quarterback first brought it up during an appearance on NFL Network and it seemed like it was more of just him trying to be funny. But then Cousins brought it up again on Wednesday and it’s starting to sound like it might actually be a concern for the quarterback.

"“(Garrett) promises that it’s not a problem in games and it remains to be seen because his shorts today were soaked. He says it’s not a problem on game days, so the moment of truth (will come) Friday night.But apparently, when they keep those domes air-conditioned and you get a break on the bench and he gets hit with the cooling fans, I’m hoping that really helps. So that’s a big thing I’m going to take away from Friday night.”"

When Bradbury was asked about if his perspiring backside has ever been a problem before, he said, “no, we’re fine.”

It’s hard to imagine that the Minnesota rookie is the first center that Cousins has ever worked with who sweats a lot, especially during training camp in the middle of the summer heat. But apparently, it’s something that has been on the mind of the Vikings quarterback.

So for anyone who was hoping for Minnesota to finally just have a normal, boring season with nothing odd to talk about this year, you can just throw those hopes out the door.

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But this is the same franchise whose head coach had to read a statement at a press conference not too long ago about how he had nothing to do with the slashing of stuffed animals’ throats. So no one should really be surprised with this latest piece of weird news from the Vikings.