Quarterback Kirk Cousins expected to stay with Vikings through 2023

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Kirk Cousins is not expected to be traded and will likely remain the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings through the 2023 season.

A hot topic among the national media lately has been quarterback Kirk Cousins and whether or not the Minnesota Vikings should attempt to trade him to another team before the trade deadline hits this year.

There would be some issues with trading Cousins that involve him having a no-trade clause as well as void years on his contract. Those things would make shipping away passer significantly more difficult than normal.

Today, respected NFL insider Adam Schefter shared on X that a trade involving Kirk Cousins is not expected to happen this season and the no-trade clause will stay in effect unless circumstances surrounding the situation change.

Since the NFL trade deadline is Oct. 31 this year, that doesn't leave a lot of time for circumstances to change. The Minnesota Vikings may only have one win in the first five weeks, but they aren't going into panic mode yet, at least not with their quarterback situation.

Through five games, Kirk Cousins is second in passing yards with 1,498, first in pass attempts (204), first in completions (137), first in passing touchdowns (13), third in passing first downs (73), and tied for second in plays of 20 yards or more (21).

Cousins is off to aa great year statistically, but sadly, those numbers haven't translated into wins for Minnesota. If the Vikings want to be competitive this season, they will need to get hot. That starts this Sunday in Chicago against the Bears.


For now, Minnesota Vikings fans should expect Kirk Cousins to remain with the team until the end of the season. At that point, he is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign anywhere he pleases.

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