Panthers reportedly ‘laughed’ about their rumored interest in Kirk Cousins

(Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins /

When hearing about a recent report that they contacted the Minnesota Vikings about Kirk Cousins, the Carolina Panthers reportedly had a good chuckle.

Back in February, a report circulated about the Carolina Panthers apparently making a phone call to the Minnesota Vikings to see if they had any interest in making a deal involving quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The reported call never led to anything according to SKOR North’s Judd Zulgad and that was that. Well now, a report has come out that has revealed how the Panthers apparently reacted to finding out about their rumored interest in Cousins.

According to the Charlotte Observer’s Jonathan M. Alexander, Carolina’s “coaching staff and front office were actually in a meeting when they heard the news [about the Cousins rumors] and laughed it off.”

Should we count the Carolina Panthers out now when it comes to teams that could trade for Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins?

On Tuesday, we saw Russell Wilson get traded to the Denver Broncos just a few days after Seattle Seahawks head coach spoke at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine and said that the team had “no intention,” of trading Wilson.

The point being is that we are in the specific time of the NFL offseason where honesty is at an all-time low. One minute we’re hearing about how Seattle wants Wilson to remain their starting quarterback, and before a week even passes by, he’s dealt to the Broncos.

So could this report about the Panthers finding their rumored interest in Cousins laughable be true? Of course, it can. But things can change very quickly in the NFL during this part of the offseason, and with Wilson and Aaron Rodgers now both unavailable, trading for Cousins might not seem so humorous to Carolina anymore.

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Until the Panthers draft or trade for another quarterback, don’t assume they won’t make a deal with the Vikings until the very moment Cousins steps onto the field in a purple and gold jersey for Minnesota’s first game of the 2022 regular season.