Become the first Vikings QB ever to throw 25+ TDs in three consecutive seasons
This will be an esteemed testament to Kirk Cousins and an indictment of the Vikings franchise for failing to solidify a long-term starting quarterback since Fran Tarkenton’s retirement in 1978.
In 59 years, Cousins, Tarkenton, Tommy Kramer, Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Daunte Culpepper, Brett Favre are the only Minnesota signal-callers to throw 25 or more touchdowns in a single season. None of these seven men have accomplished the task in three straight seasons.
For perspective, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has thrown at least 25 touchdowns in a season 13 times.
If Cousins has a traditional year by his lofty standards, he will be the very first Vikings passer to ever to do this. The primary rationale for this interesting feat being so elusive is that Minnesota has enormously struggled with continuity at the quarterback position for about 40 years.
The Vikings either have catastrophic happenings beset a signal-caller that they drafted or the team drifts from an aging veteran to the next aging veteran.
In fairness, Culpepper passed for at 25 touchdowns in a season three times, but it never happened successively.