5 emergency QB options if the Vikings lose Kirk Cousins to injury in 2022

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Kirk Cousins has a great history when it comes to injury but what happens if the Minnesota Vikings don’t have his services during the 2022 NFL season?

Whether you’re a fan of Kirk Cousins or not, there is one area of his game that is remarkable. The Vikings quarterback simply doesn’t miss football games due to injury. In fact, the quarterback has missed two games since arriving in Minnesota, one due to the Vikings being eliminated from the playoffs and the other due to COVID-19.

At the moment, the question of what the purple and gold would do at the most important position in football is completely up in the air. Minnesota does have three other quarterbacks on the roster, but do any of them offer any chance of success if Cousins goes down?

The Vikings’ record without Kirk Cousins at quarterback since 2018 is 0-2. That includes a 19-21 loss to the Bears in the 2019 finale and a 10-37 shellacking at the hands of the Packers last season.

Who should the Minnesota Vikings feel comfortable with leading their offense should something happen to Kirk Cousins? And how good would you feel about the current options available past Captain Kirk? Let’s take a look at some of the options.