Kirk Cousins’ doubters are going to hate the award he just won

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

For his outstanding play during the Minnesota Vikings four games in October, the veteran quarterback has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month.

After the Minnesota Vikings suffered their second loss of the 2019 season in Week 4, critics of quarterback Kirk Cousins couldn’t resist the urge to place all of the blame for the team’s struggles on the shoulders of the veteran signal-caller.

But in the Vikings’ four games since that loss, Cousins has been playing some of the best football of his NFL career. Unsurprisingly though, his doubters haven’t had much to say since they couldn’t imagine actually giving him any sort of praise.

That’s okay though, the league will just give Cousins the credit he deserves while his critics search for their next player to overreact over.

Thanks to the excellent play by the Minnesota quarterback during the team’s October matchups, the NFL announced on Thursday that he has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month.

During the last month, Cousins has completed 78.5 percent of his passes, thrown for an average of 315.3 yards per game, tossed a total of 10 touchdowns, and had only one of his passes intercepted (which wasn’t even his fault).

Currently, the Vikings quarterback leads the league in completion percentage (72.1) and yards per pass attempt (9.3) while also having the second-highest QB rating (115.2). Cousins’ passer rating is the highest ever by a Minnesota quarterback through the team’s first eight games of a season.

Due in part to his performance over the last four weeks, the Vikings are sitting with a 6-2 record for the third time since 2010.

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If Cousins is able to continue playing at such a high level, Minnesota is likely going to be among the top contenders for a championship this season. Winning a Super Bowl is a big reason why the Vikings took a chance on Cousins last year and in 2019 he has them on the right track to raising the franchise’s very first Vince Lombardi trophy.