Vikings QB Kirk Cousins Breaks silence and Makes Final Decision on Rumored Jets Trade

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins​​gives final word on Jets trade rumors

 

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​reacts in the middle of an NFL game against the New York Jets.

Kirk Cousins ​​will go down with the ship.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Sunday (Oct. 15) that the veteran quarterback “is expected to stay in Minnesota this season and will not seek to opt out of the no-trade clause in his contract.” .”

He specifically mentioned the New York Jets as a team “linked” to Cousins ​​since starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles tendon on September 11.

Even so, Schefter reiterated that “barring a rival team with a familiar offense from losing its starting quarterback before the NFL trade deadline on October 31, Cousins ​​should finish the season.” with Vikings.”

Breaking down the Jets-Cousins ​​speculation​​​

With Rodgers, the Jets not only have playoff ambitions but also dream of a Super Bowl in their building and among their fans. However, by the time he was disbanded and the team was assigned to Zach Wilson, expectations had changed dramatically.

This caused fans and media to speculate about which midfielder the team could acquire mid-season to keep their championship hopes alive.

The most popular option given is Cousins.

He is 35 years old and in the final year of his contract. The former Michigan State product had a base salary of $20.25 million, but the acquiring team will only have to pay a prorated portion for the remaining 2023 games. Cousins ​​is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2024 and his current team, the Vikings, are 1-4 through the first five weeks of the season.

The Purple People Eaters just lost their superstar Justin Jefferson to a hamstring injury. He was placed on injured reserve, which will force him to miss at least the next four games, although some reports suggest he could miss up to six weeks of action.

Despite less than ideal circumstances with a poor record and the Vikings losing their brightest star, Cousins ​​is playing at an extremely high level.

He is completing 67.2% of his passes, has a ratio of 13 touchdowns to four interceptions and has thrown more than 1,498 passes through the first five games of the season. This is the third-highest passing yardage total in the NFL and is No. 1 in passing touchdowns.

The jet will sail the Wilson until the end of 2023

Head coach Robert Saleh unequivocally declared this “Zach’s team” after Rodgers went down.

This message has only grown stronger over the past two weeks. Wilson struggled early in the season, but since the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, something has happened for the former BYU product.

He threw for 402 yards, had two touchdown passes and one interception, and completed 72 percent of his passes. Wilson admitted to the media that he saw the field clearer than ever.

For better or worse, this is Wilson’s team in 2023. The arrow is pointing in the right direction and up next will be another tough test against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Paul A. Esden Jr. covers the New York Jets for Heavy.com. A native of New York, he is also the official spokesman for the Syracuse Strong Football Club and co-hosts Cumulus Media’s morning show, “The Manchild Show with Boy Green”. Before joining Heavy in 2021, Esden Jr. has covered national and New York sports for FanSided, Elite Sports NY and The Score 1260. Learn more about Paul A. Esden Jr.

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