Vikings QB Kirk Cousins claims he never heard criticism from former teammate Zach Brown
Current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and current Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Zach Brown previously played alongside one another as members of the Washington Redskins. Now rivals in the NFC East, Brown was recently quite critical of his former teammate in Cousins while stating that the Vikings quarterback was the weakest part of the team’s offensive attack.
With the Vikings defeating the Eagles in dominant fashion on Sunday afternoon with Cousins notably leading the way with a huge individual performance in Week 5, the Minnesota signal caller promptly took the high road when asked about Brown’s critical comments.
“I didn’t even know what he said,” Cousins told reporters at his postgame press conference on Sunday afternoon, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “I really do stay ignorant, not read anything, and that’s for my best interest. Zach was a teammate in Washington. He’s one of the better linebackers I’ve played with or against. I have a lot of respect for him, and if you’re trying to write a story about how it was a motivator this week, it wasn’t because I didn’t know about it.”
Leading the inconsistent Vikings to a 38-20 win over the now 3-3 Eagles, Cousins produced 333 yards through the air to coincide with his four touchdowns. As a result of the team’s latest win, the Vikings currently sit at 4-2 on the season, which is good for second place in the incredibly competitive NFC North division. The rival Green Bay Packers, who play against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football this week, remain in first place in the NFC North at 4-1.