Kirk Cousins for MVP in 2022? The hype is surprisingly growing

(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Multiple national analysts believe Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has what it takes to be named the MVP at the end of the 2022 NFL season.

In the history of the Minnesota Vikings, the franchise has had three MVP winners. Alan Page in 1971, Fran Tarkenton in 1975, and Adrian Peterson in 2012. Could Kirk Cousins bring the MVP trophy back to Minnesota in 2022?

As a new season is right around the corner for the Vikings, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the team. With a new general manager, a new head coach, a revamped coaching staff, and fresh faces on the roster, there is certainly some hype building in Minnesota.

The hype is not only coming from Vikings fans though, but from members of the national media as well. Some of the recent hype has been specifically about Cousins and his potential this year.

Could Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins win the MVP in 2022?

It’s no secret Cousins is an extremely polarizing player in the NFL. The varying opinions about him range far and wide, with little to no middle ground for either side.

The national media seems to be the harshest on Cousins, as he has been ridiculed on air for years, but could the tide be turning?

Recently, the national media has been making their preseason MVP picks, and two members just so happened to pick Cousins as their 2022 MVP.

Dallas Cowboys Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin and “Good Morning Football” co-host Kyle Brandt both chose Cousins as their MVP for the 2022 campaign, shocking most, if not all NFL fans.

With a star-studded cast of weapons, an offensive-minded new head coach, and apparently a new fire under him going into the season, could this actually be the year that Cousins turns his doubters into believers?

The stars seem to have aligned for No. 8 in Minnesota to really change the narrative surrounding him. Now it’s up to him to execute. Could 2022 be the year of Kirk Cousins? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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