Ready for 2024? Kirk Cousins shares update on his Achilles injury

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

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins recently joined FanSided's "Stacking The Box" podcast and provided an update about his recovery from his Achilles injury.

For the first time since 2018, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is on track to become a free agent when the new league year begins in March.

Unlike 2018, however, this time Cousins will be entering free agency as a 35-year-old signal-caller coming off of a season-ending Achilles injury.

Despite his significant injury, he should still be able to land a pretty lucrative contract in a few weeks. Whether that deal ends up being with the Vikings or not remains to be seen.

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins says his Achilles injury is "on track" to heal in time for the 2024 season

During a recent appearance on FanSided's "Stacking The Box" podcast, Cousins was asked by host Iain MacMillan how the recovery process of his injured Achilles is currently going.

Here's what the Minnesota quarterback had to say about his injury.

"It's been a good process. I had surgery November 1st. Now I'm about two-and-a-half months out, and everything's been on the up-and-up.

Recovering well, on track for next season, and really looking forward to hitting the practice field again and just meeting those milestones as we get closer and closer to next year."

It sounds like everything is going well for Cousins as he recovers from the torn Achilles he suffered back during the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Green Bay Packers last October.

The full video interview with MacMillan can be found below, and in addition to providing an injury update, the Minnesota quarterback also spent some time speaking about the following topics.

An Atlanta Falcons pitch (00:42)
Evolution of NFL defenses (02:20)
Key to beating the 49ers (04:32)
The Kirk Cousins Curse (05:50)
C.J. Stroud is amazing (06:58)

Due to his torn Achilles, Cousins was only able to appear in eight games for the Vikings during the 2023 season.

Minnesota put together a 4-4 record in their 2023 games with Cousins as their starter, and the veteran quarterback finished his season with a 69.5 percent completion rate (his highest since 2018), 291.4 passing yards per game (highest since 2016), a 103.8 passer rating (highest since 2020), in addition to tossing 18 touchdowns and only five interceptions.

Before the 2023 season, Cousins had never suffered a serious injury in his NFL career before, so no one really knows what to expect from him moving forward.

Will he just get back to playing at a high level like he did during his time on the field during the 2023 campaign, or will his Achilles injury have a negative impact on his performance moving forward?

It's still going to be a while before anyone is able to answer either of these two questions, but before they get answered, someone is going to have to be okay with signing him to a new contract this offseason.