Kirk Cousins opens up about facing the Vikings in the 2024 season

Atlanta Falcons QB Kirk Cousins
Atlanta Falcons QB Kirk Cousins / David Berding/GettyImages

For the last six seasons, Kirk Cousins was the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings. Cousins experienced a good amount of personal success during this time with the Vikings, but the team was unable to meet most of the expectations they were given after signing the veteran signal-caller in free agency back in 2018.

Earlier this offseason, Cousins and Minnesota were unable to work out a new deal, and he wound up taking his talents to the NFC South to sign a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

On Wednesday, we found out that Cousins will be making his return to the Twin Cities next season for a Week 14 matchup against the Vikings inside U.S. Bank Stadium. After the reveal, the Pro Bowl passer shared some thoughts on returning to Minnesota in 2024 in a Falcons uniform.

Facing the Minnesota Vikings will be "a mix of emotions" for Atlanta Falcons QB Kirk Cousins

Shortly after the release of the 2024 NFL schedule this past Wednesday, Cousins appeared on ESPN and had the following to say about facing the Vikings in Minnesota's home stadium next season.

"It'll be a unique experience. Going back to Washington a couple years ago [was] similar. There's just so many familiar faces. So many people that mean so much to me and my family. So many great memories in that stadium [and] in that city.

It'll be a mix of emotions and there will be a lot of football played between now and then. So it will be interesting to see when we get to December where everybody stands and we'll see once we get there. But that's certainly a game that you're aware of when the schedule comes out."

Cousins referred to the experience he had back in 2022 when he return to face the Washington Commanders, a franchise where he spent the first six seasons of his NFL career.

When going up against the team that drafted him during that 2022 matchup, Cousins helped lead the Vikings to a win by completing 55 percent of his passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

It wasn't his best performance of the 2022 season, but he was able to help his team get the victory, and that was probably all he was hoping for. Based on what he said on ESPN earlier this week, we can expect Cousins to probably do whatever it takes to hand a loss in Week 14 next season to his most recent former team.

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