Vikings QB Kirk Cousins comments on the ‘random’ trade reports

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins /

What does the Minnesota Vikings quarterback think of all the trade rumors floating around about him this offseason?

Realistically, the chances of the Minnesota Vikings trading Kirk Cousins before the start of the 2021 season are pretty slim. But this still hasn’t stopped anyone from speculating about the potential of Cousins being on the move this year.

It’s been less than two months since the 2021 offseason officially began for the Vikings, but the rumor mill is already packed full of possible trade scenarios involving the team’s starting quarterback.

As much as he might like to be, Cousins isn’t oblivious to every rumor that mentions him. But being a part of the rumor mill also isn’t a new experience for the veteran quarterback.

Kirk Cousins wants to remain with the Minnesota Vikings for much longer

With the latest rumors virtually impossible to ignore, Cousins was recently asked about them in a discussion with’s Paul Allen. The Minnesota quarterback didn’t hold back with his thoughts on any of it.

"“This isn’t my first rodeo, you know? I’m coming up on year 10, so that’s not the first time that you’ve heard random reports that helped someone’s Twitter account get some notoriety. You just kind of say, ‘Hey, we’ll roll with whatever happens,’ and you try to not get too caught up in anything or caught up in the fact that it’s going to go a certain way.You just try to be able to roll with it because in this league, you never know what’s around the corner. You have to be ready to adapt, but my hope was, when that came out, that hopefully I’m going to be in Minnesota for a long time and play to a level that will keep me in Minnesota for a long time because that’s really where I’d like to be.”"

Before signing with the Vikings in 2018, Cousins was involved in multiple trade rumors as a member of the Washington Football Team. Especially since the quarterback and Washington were never able to agree to a long-term contract.

So just as Cousins said, this is nothing new for him. He’s still going to prepare for the 2021 season the same way he always has and he will continue to try and help Minnesota reach their goal of winning their first-ever Super Bowl.

Until there are actual reports from guys like Adam Schefter, Ian Rapoport, or Tom Pelissero, it’s hard to take any of the recent trade rumors involving Cousins seriously.

None of the top NFL insiders have heard anything about the Vikings quarterback even being available this offseason and the team reportedly hasn’t made a single call to another team about a potential deal that includes Cousins.

Until any of this happens, just go ahead and expect Minnesota’s current starting quarterback to remain with the team for the 2021 season and beyond.