Alexander Mattison states his case for the Vikings to re-sign Kirk Cousins

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison joined FanSided's "Stacking The Box" podcast on Thursday and shared his hopes for the team to re-sign Kirk Cousins.

Alexander Mattison has been in the NFL for the last five seasons as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. In each of those five seasons, the Vikings' Week 1 starting quarterback has been Kirk Cousins.

So it wasn't too shocking when Mattison had the following to say during an appearance on FanSided's "Stacking The Box" podcast on Thursday.

"I just pray that we get Kirk Cousins back because I love that guy. I've been playing with him since I got in, and he changes the game, for sure."

Alexander Mattison the latest member of the Minnesota Vikings to want Kirk Cousins to return in 2024

Following Mattison's comments on Thursday, the running back now joins Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison in the group of Vikings players who have expressed their desire this week for the team to re-sign Cousins this offseason.

On Wednesday, Addison told us here at The Viking Age that the Vikings "need Kirk back" and then Jefferson stated during an appearance on "The Rich Eisen Show" that he would like Cousins "to stay" in Minnesota for the upcoming season.

So it's been made pretty clear, at least from some of the most notable players on the offensive side of the ball for the Vikings, that a bunch of people in the team's locker room would like Cousins to remain in the Twin Cities for the 2024 season.

Whether that turns out to be what actually ends up happening is something we will all have to wait and see.

Cousins will officially become a free agent on March 13th when the new league year begins, and if Minnesota wants to prevent him from reaching free agency this year, then they're quickly running out of time to get a new deal done.

The full interview with Alexander Mattison on FanSided's "Stacking The Box" podcast can be viewed below or by heading over to FanSided's YouTube channel, where there are also a number of interviews from this week with NFL players from the past and the present.