The Vikings are 1-4 and will play at the 1-4 Chicago Bears Sunday at noon. Hear the game on WJON. The Vikings will play without top receiver Justin Jefferson due to a hamstring injury that will keep him out a minimum of 4 games.
The Vikings are off to an 0-3 start and the New York Jets are playing with a backup quarterback after Aaron Rodgers suffered a season ending injury. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON.
Kirk Cousins agreed to a 2-year contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 and signed a 1-year contract ahead of the 2023 season, which is a fully guaranteed $35 Million deal. Cousins turns 35 on August 19 and is in a "prove it" contract.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson requested a trade this month because they appear far apart on working on a long term contract that Jackson is comfortable with. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON.
Heading into the season many Viking fans had mixed feelings about Kirk Cousins as the team's quarterback. Cousins' overall numbers aren't much different than years past but the 12 wins and 7 come from behind victories this season may have changed some minds.
The Vikings snuck out a 28-25 win in London against the New Orleans Saints Sunday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He explains that the offensive production is pacing behind last year's numbers despite the change in coaching staffs.
Souhan says based on conversations he's had with people who have covered Cousins both in Minnesota and in Washington Cousins doesn't have the calmness and confidence that many of the great quarterbacks have had over the years.