NFC North QB Rankings for 2023 following Aaron Rodgers news

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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Minnesota Vikings
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Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

The only team from the NFC North to reach the playoffs in the 2022 season was the Minnesota Vikings. Led by Kirk Cousins, the Vikings managed 13 wins and took control of the NFC North, winning the division.

Cousins had another great season last year racking up 4,547 passing yards with 29 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions with eight fourth-quarter comebacks despite being sacked 46 times on the year.

His top weapon, wide receiver Justin Jefferson, returns as does his tight end T.J. Hockenson, who emerged as a reliable target for Cousins after arriving in a trade with the Detroit Lions after an injury to Irv Smith Jr.

Cousins trusts his arm and wants to throw from the pocket. That will likely be his strength again in 2023 along with a good play-action attack. He is likely to return and be the player everyone expects him to be for the upcoming season.