Falcons coach makes delusional claim about Kirk Cousins

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Kirk Cousins was a very good quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. His consistency and accuracy with the team helped him to become one of the best at his position in the franchise's long and storied history.

There is a lot that can be said about what he achieved during his time with the Vikings. Some fans praised him for his prowess in the regular season where he made the Pro Bowl in three of his seasons in a purple and gold jersey.

Other fans criticized Kirk Cousins for his inability to take Minnesota deep in the playoffs. Since his arrival with the Vikings, the former Michigan State passer has a playoff record of 1-2 with a 1-4 record in his career.

Falcons coach makes delusional claim about Kirk Cousins

Despite the narrative following Kirk Cousins, his new team seems to have high hopes that he can break those walls down. On a recent episode of “The Athletic Football Show” podcast, Falcons head coach Raheem Morris shared an interesting statement about his team's new starting quarterback.

"“Kirk gives us a chance to win a championship. Let’s not even put it any other way. When you talk about winning this division, once you get in, anything can happen.”"

Raheem Morris

The word "championship" is interesting in this statement. If Morris is talking about winning the Super Bowl, his expectations might be a little high. However, if he is talking about an NFC South Championship, that could be possible.

Atlanta is in a division where teams are either in transition or struggling to consistently win football games. Taking advantage of teams like the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints will help them in their efforts, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should provide healthy competition for them.

Coaches should always have their eyes on the ultimate prize. However, it isn't like the Atlanta Falcons were close to being Super Bowl contenders before signing Cousins. The team had seven wins last season but finished only two games behind the division-winning Buccaneers.

While it would be surprising to see Kirk Cousins lead the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl during the 2024 NFL season, there will definitely be some Minnesota Vikings fans cheering on their favorite team's former quarterback and hoping for him to succeed...except for when the two teams face off in Week 14 in front of the fans at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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