4 Vikings players who will keep the 2020 season interesting

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Kirk Cousins – QB

Kirk Cousins has long been thought of as a scapegoat when things arent going the Minnesota Vikings’ way. This is something the quarterback isn’t used to and how he reacts during what looks to be a winnable stretch of games will tell us plenty about what the organization can expect from him moving forward.

There have been some nice moments this season from Cousins, which have been overshadowed by some dismal performances in equal measure. The Vikings don’t possess much alternative other than to ride out the storm with a player that they’re tied to financially until 2022 and it would be a significant hit to their salary cap if they chose to cut this arrangement short at any stage.

How Cousins performs will always remain of interest. That is just the nature of the position and the much-maligned signal-caller will be scrutinized more than ever following a disappointing start to the campaign overall.

Cousins has thrown for 1,635 yards and 12 touchdowns through seven games, which isn’t the worst by any stretch of the imagination. What is more concerning is the 10 interceptions he’s already given up, which is four more than 2019 and the exact amount the player conceded during the 2018 campaign.

If the Vikings want to stand any hope of gaining some semblance of respectability from the season, then Cousins undoubtedly has to cut out some silly mistakes. Minnesota leaned heavily on Dalvin Cook against the Packers and expect this to continue providing the running back remains healthy.