Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins reportedly suffered a torn Achilles on during the team's win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
It was the injury that was feared after Minnesota Vikings fans saw the replay of the leg injury suffered by quarterback Kirk Cousins on Sunday, but now, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it has all but been confirmed that the signal-caller has suffered a torn Achilles.
The injury will require a multiple-month recovery time, so barring some sort of miracle, we have likely seen Cousins on the field for the final time with the Vikings this season.
Since he's also scheduled to become a free agent in 2024, we might have also seen the veteran quarterback in a Minnesota uniform for the final time ever.
Who will step up for the Minnesota Vikings after the Kirk Cousins injury?
With nine games left on their schedule, the Vikings are going to need to find someone to take over for Cousins under center for the rest of the 2023 season.
Nick Mullens, Sean Mannion, and rookie Jaren Hall are currently Minnesota's only other quarterback options at this moment, and Mullens isn't available to return from injured reserve until Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints.
At 4-4, the Vikings have to figure out how they want to approach the rest of the 2023 season. Is Minnesota fine with rolling with Hall for the rest of the year and potentially ending up with a top-10 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft? Or will the Vikings sign or trade for a new veteran quarterback who can help them get into the playoffs this season?
We will all have to wait and see what Minnesota decides to do.