Kirk Cousins was put in a depressing scenario at Lambeau Field last month.
The disturbing news of a ruptured right Achilles set in as he was wheeled into the changing room. “You have a lot of thoughts go through your head, and one of them was: ‘Is this the last time I play football?'” Cousins said, looking back on that particular moment. After making his first public statement since the accident on October 29, he continued, saying, “Now that a few weeks have passed, I can say, ‘No, it’s not going to be.'” I can’t wait to write the next chapter and see where God takes it.
The uncertainty lies in the future’s details—the location and nature of Cousins’ next chapter. His contract is set to void in March, just five months shy of his 36th birthday. In a surprising turn of events, replacement quarterback Josh Dobbs has led the Vikings to victories in both games he’s played, boasting the second-best QBR (87.4) among all quarterbacks during that span.
Despite the impending expiration of his contract, Cousins expressed his desire to conclude his career in Minnesota, a sentiment he has consistently maintained since contract extension talks were put on hold in the spring. Regarding the looming contract situation, Cousins acknowledged, “Certainly, your mind goes there, and you know what’s coming.
But similar to what we said in April or August, March will happen in March. February will happen in February. Those conversations will happen, but it’s just not time yet. We’ve got so much to focus on with this season. Guys are playing so well. And that’s where our attention really needs to be.”