Kirk Cousins remains the Minnesota Vikings initiating quarterback for the fourth straight season. However the membership would perchance per chance well even accumulate drafted his eventual change when it made Kellen Mond a third-round change.
Cousins is rarely with out a doubt by the Vikings the utilize of a Day 2 draft steal on a sign-caller who would perchance per chance well also one day seize his job. The broken-down is a willing mentor to the Texas A&M product.
“You’re an birth e-book, you are precious, and likewise you are there and make your self readily available,” Cousins said, by approach of the personnel’s legit internet space.
Cousins is due guaranteed salaries of $21 million and $35 million the following two years, respectively, so the QB can conveniently mentor the younger, raw Mond with out horror of losing his job — or cash coming his diagram. It helps that the Vikings saved Cousins informed of their plans to draft a quarterback doubtlessly.
“There changed into ideally suited communique thru the device, and Kellen’s been gargantuan, working laborious, selecting up our offense fleet,” Cousins said.
Cousins well-known that he changed into mentored by Rex Grossman early in his profession in Washington, and he’s been that “birth e-book” to outdated Vikings backups Nate Stanley and Jake Browning — even though neither accumulate been a threat to at final seize over Minnesota’s initiating gig, whereas Mond would perchance per chance well also one day.
“(Grossman) changed into a enormous portion of my early pattern as a soccer player,” Cousins said, by approach of the Associated Press. “I with out a doubt took every be aware he said to heart because I felt he’d been there, done that and he have to quiet know what it looked esteem. I held on his every be aware. I’ve been there and wish to absolutely be that identical resource at any time when conceivable.”
The Vikings are seeking to leap relieve after a 7-9 advertising campaign that saw them omit the playoffs regardless of Cousins throwing a profession-excessive 35 touchdowns. Minnesota has been on an every-other-year postseason relieve-and-forth since Mike Zimmer took over the membership in 2014.