7 biggest takeaways from Week 1 of Vikings training camp

(Photo by Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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1-on-1 time with Kirk is already happening

Remember last year when we found out that Kirk Cousins and former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer were meeting weekly for the first time in their four seasons together?

Well, guess what? Cousins’ first season with Kevin O’Connell as Minnesota’s head coach hasn’t even begun yet, but the two have already been finding time to meet with each other this summer. O’Connell also revealed last week that he and the quarterback are planning to meet at least once per week during the regular season.

With Zimmer, it felt like the meetings with Cousins were done more to appease the quarterback. But with O’Connell, it already seems like both parties involved are excited to collaborate with one another.

It’s fair to say that Minnesota’s previous head coach didn’t exactly do everything he could to help Cousins succeed. With O’Connell as the Vikings’ head coach, the success of the veteran quarterback is now one of the team’s top priorities.