Teams typically don’t give contract extensions worth $66 million to a guy who isn’t going to be a starter on their roster. This is the amount of money the Vikings awarded Kirk Cousins this offseason and it says a lot about their feelings about him as their starting quarterback.
Cousins doesn’t only possess a solid amount of talent, he represents stability under center and that is something Minnesota has struggled to find throughout the entire existence of their franchise.
During his first season in 2018, the Vikings probably put more on the quarterback’s plate than they should have. They fixed this strategy in 2019 and it led to Cousins having one of the most efficient years of his NFL career.
For the upcoming season, he’ll get the opportunity to basically run the same offense as last year. Continuity with an offensive scheme has proven to lead to success in the past around the NFL so hopefully, it will result in Cousins leading Minnesota back to the playoffs once again in 2020.