Josh Metellus, other Vikings players react to Kirk Cousins leaving Minnesota

Atlanta Falcons QB Kirk Cousins
Atlanta Falcons QB Kirk Cousins / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

Current and former Minnesota Vikings players reacted online to the report of quarterback Kirk Cousins deciding to sign with the Atlanta Falcons.

Big changes have been taking place within the Minnesota Vikings ever since the team hired head coach Kevin O'Connell and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah in 2022.

In the third year with this duo leading the way for the Vikings, these big changes have only continued to take place.

The latest significant change happened on Monday when it was revealed that Kirk Cousins is reportedly leaving Minnesota after six seasons to sign a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

Current and former Minnesota Vikings react to Kirk Cousins signing with the Atlanta Falcons

Unsurprisingly, plenty of people had a reaction on Monday to the news of Cousins leaving the Vikings to join the Falcons.

Vikings safety Josh Metellus and tight end Nick Muse were among the first current Minnesota players to react to their quarterback reportedly signing elsewhere.

Former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber also shared a reaction to the report on Monday about Cousins leaving the Twin Cities.

The decision is not one that everyone is going to be pleased with. But Cousins clearly felt he needed to move on from the Vikings this year in order to get a contract that he was happy with.

O'Connell and Adofo-Mensah stated multiple times in the last few months how they wanted Cousins to return to Minnesota. However, multiple reports also indicated that the Vikings weren't willing to meet the quarterback's financial desires in a new deal.

It's a choice that is going to impact the franchise for a number of years in the future. However, O'Connell and Adofo-Mensah are hoping that the impact will turn out to be one that turns Minnesota back into a contender sooner rather than later.