The Minnesota Vikings commitment to Kirk Cousins looks better day by day, given some of the quarterback moves made in the 2022 offseason.
The Minnesota Vikings have kicked off the season with a 4-1 record, which has been in part due to the relationship between quarterback Kirk Cousins and the new regime of head coach Kevin O’Connell, and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.
O’Connell’s play-calling has been the breath of fresh air Minnesota has needed and has resulted in an air-it-out type offense rather than the run-heavy approach in years past. Adofo-Mensah chose to work with Cousins this past offseason and the Vikings extended the signal-caller through 2023.
While there was some reported trade interest in the 34-year-old, the Vikings elected to stick with their first Pro Bowl quarterback since Teddy Bridgewater and they committed to stability, as opposed to the revolving door that the team had experienced at the position in the past.
But with an impressive start to the season, Cousins and company look to be a threat. Serving as such is more than other teams can say that decided to move on from their quarterbacks, only to find themselves in the same, if not a worse spot.
So what are a few of the recent quarterback moves that make the Vikings look like geniuses by extending Cousins and not looking elsewhere?