Can Cousins exorcise his demons?
It’s weird to talk about Kirk Cousins taking another step considering his status in the league. As a 31-year-old veteran starter, the Vikings signed Cousins to be the guy to get the team to the Super Bowl for the first time in over 40 years.
Instead, Minnesota dealt with some of the issues that plagued Cousins during his tenure with the Washington Redskins.
Over the course of his career, Cousins has a record of 4-25 against winning teams. In addition, he seems to have a fear of the bright lights, going 5-13 in primetime games.
Those numbers put a damper on his 2018 stats of 4,298 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, which were pretty good considering he had no offensive line or running game.
This year, Cousins will be in a more quarterback friendly system, but he can’t have the random off games that have been a cornerstone of his career. If Cousins can exorcise his demons, the Vikings will get what they paid for when they added him to the roster last year.