Kirk Cousins – QB
The inclusion of Kirk Cousins on this list could draw scoffs at first blush. He’s only been the Vikings’ quarterback for two seasons and he is under contract for three more. But if he continues producing at his current pace, he’ll finish right up near the top of all Minnesota quarterbacks.
After two seasons, he is averaging 3,950 passing yards a year. If he stays at that pace, it will put him fourth all-time on the Vikings passing leaders list, just a few yards below Daunte Culpepper.
As far as passing touchdowns go, Cousins is averaging 28 a season, and if he stays at that mark he’ll finish third on Minnesota’s all-time list. That’s him just staying where he’s at. If he has a few seasons where he goes off, he could easily finish second on most of the Minnesota pass leaders lists.
What would really elevate Cousins’ standing with the franchise would be if he’s able to lead the team to a Super Bowl title. That was something Fran Tarkenton couldn’t even do with the great teams he was a part of.
If Cousins can do that and continue producing at the impressive pace he is, his future induction into the Vikings Ring of Honor wouldn’t just be a possibility, it’d be a given.