Everson Griffen slams Kirk Cousins then apologizes and deletes tweet

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Everson Griffen
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Everson Griffen /

Everson Griffen shared his thoughts on Kirk Cousins and they were not Minnesota nice.

Social media can be a wonderful place. It can bring people together to enjoy their passions together and create a strong community. But it can also be used to tear things apart, which is exactly what Everson Griffen my have done with quarterback Kirk Cousins on Saturday.

Recently, Griffen has been making some teases about wanting to return to Minnesota for the 2021 NFL season. Since the Vikings have a huge need for pass rushers, it seems like it could have been a great fit. However, some words on social media may have closed the door on a possible reunion with the purple and gold.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Griffen stated that “Kirk cousins is ass. Thank you” and followed that up with replies saying “Ask ZIMMER if he wanted Kirk?????” and “He will tell you the truth??? Who wanted Kirk cousins???? Take your guess???”

In addition to the abuse of question marks, this kind of statement is exactly the kind of thing that will keep him out of a Vikings uniform in 2021. Even if the former Minnesota defensive end truly believes that Cousins is terrible, saying it on social media will raise some eyebrows among the team’s front office.

Although he did apologize for his Twitter post and take ownership of his statement, the damage may have been done already.

Lately, Griffen’s Twitter account has been erratic as best. He has been retweeting many fans who discuss wanting him back on the team and expressing his desire to do so, even tweeting at other Vikings players. While many fans may agree with his words about Minnesota’s quarterback, there is a big difference between a fan slamming a player and a regular Joe football fan doing it.

It will be interesting to see if there is any more fallout from this Twitter post. Since the Minnesota Vikings are linked to Kirk Cousins through the 2022 NFL season, bringing in a distraction and someone who speaks poorly of a colleague doesn’t sound like the kind of thing the purple and gold will want in their locker room.