Kirk Cousins slapped with 'ultimate empty-calorie quarterback' label

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

Defector's Drew Magary recently stated his case for the Minnesota Vikings to move on from Kirk Cousins as the team's starting quarterback.

It's been less than a week since the 2024 offseason began for the Minnesota Vikings, and the rage debates about the team keeping or moving on from Kirk Cousins are in full force.

For whatever reason, any discussion online about what the Vikings should do with Cousins this year typically turns into a digital shouting match in which a winner never emerges.

Opinions about the Minnesota quarterback's future from people who cover the team and the league have also begun to pop up in the fan base's feed, and one of the latest comes from Defector's Drew Magary, who is not just an accomplished writer, but he is someone who is also a long-suffering Vikings fan.

It's been "six years of standing still" for the Minnesota Vikings with Kirk Cousins as their QB

On Friday, Magary immediately made his feelings about what Minnesota should do with Cousins known when he shared an article he published on titled "Kirk Cousins Has To Go".

In his piece, he goes over Cousins' recent "it's not about the dollars" comments, the gigantic decision Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has to make about the team's quarterback, and how Minnesota's ownership still wants the team to remain competitive regardless of what decision is made about the veteran signal-caller.

After laying all of that out, Magary just got straight to the point.

"I have become grudgingly fond of Cousins as his time in Minnesota has come to an end, but I need that time to END. Now.

It’s been six years, man. Six years of standing still, watching Kirk pilot this team to nowhere.

You know Kirk’s deal just as well as I do: lots of pretty stats, zero rings. He is the ultimate empty-calorie quarterback, and I can’t spend one more second convincing myself that he’s anything but."

Like some fans, Magary just wants the Vikings to try someone else as their starting quarterback.

Cousins has been Minnesota's starter for the last six seasons, and the franchise has won a grand total of one playoff game during his tenure.

Obviously, not all of the blame for the Vikings' struggles since he arrived in 2018 should be put on Cousins.

Still, Minnesota hasn't figured out a way to be consistently successful with him as their starting quarterback, and fans like Magary are ready for the team to see if someone else can help steer the franchise in a better direction.