Vikings’ Kirk Cousins feels like a child trying to learn Kevin O’Connell’s offense
The Minnesota Vikings ushered in a new era when they brought in a new head coach, Kevin O’Connell, and a new general manager, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. However, some familiar faces, such as quarterback Kirk Cousins, remain with the team. This means a new offense for the Vikings under O’Connell, which is a familiar change for Cousins, who will be playing for his fifth different play-caller in 2022.
However, that doesn’t mean that learning the new offense has been easy. In fact, if you ask Cousins, it’s been anything but. The Vikings quarterback hilariously detailed how he felt while learning the new offense, per Pro Football Talk.
The arrival of head coach Kevin O’Connell and offensive coordinator Wes Phillips left Cousins feeling “like an eighth-grader studying for a quiz in school the next day” as he tried to get the offense down.
Cousins hilariously said that he felt “like an eighth-grader studying for a quiz in school the next day.” The Vikings quarterback said that he hasn’t felt he truly had to learn an offense from scratch since the 2014 season and 2012 seasons.
With Cousins done stuffing his brain with as many nuances of O’Connell’s offense as possible, he’ll now be tasked with putting all that studying to action on the practice field.
If Cousins’ recent numbers are any indication, a new offense shouldn’t affect him much. The veteran signal-caller has thrown for 8,468 yards, 68 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in the last two seasons with Minnesota, one of the best two-year stretches of his career.
As long as Cousins doesn’t play like an eighth grader on the field, the Vikings should be just fine in 2022.