6 emergency options at QB if Vikings lose Kirk Cousins to injury in 2021

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Who are some of the quarterbacks the Minnesota Vikings could add to their roster if Kirk Cousins ends up suffering a serious injury during the 2021 season?

Since becoming a full-time starter in the NFL back in 2015, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has not missed a game due to injury. If there’s one thing that Cousins has going for him these days, it’s his durability.

It’s not like the Vikings quarterback hasn’t taken his share of big hits since he joined the team in 2018 though. There have been several games during Cousins’ tenure with Minnesota in which it’s felt like he is constantly taking a beating from the defense throughout the entire matchup.

Despite his impressive durability, he still participates in one of the most violent sports in the world for a living. Nothing can really be ruled out when it comes to football players getting injured, no matter how healthy they have been in the past.

Hopefully, Cousins can continue his streak of remaining injury-free during the upcoming season. But if he actually does end up suffering a serious injury early in the 2021 campaign, what are some of the options the Vikings might consider during their efforts to fill Cousins’ void in the starting lineup?