The Minnesota Vikings entered the 2022 NFL Offseason with some uncertainty at the quarterback position. Given Kirk Cousins’ massive cap hit, many speculated about a possible trade of the veteran quarterback. However, Cousins and the Vikings agreed upon a one-year, $35 million extension, with the signal-caller noting that he wanted to be in Minnesota but also desired a more cap-friendly contract that would make building a winning team easier. Cousins even dished the truth on his thoughts about possibly retiring as a member of the Vikings, as reported by

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“My mindset was really to be a Viking. I would like to retire as a Viking, and so I would like to play my way into that if you will. I know I’ve got to earn the right to do that.”

Cousins said that he would “like to retire as a Viking.” However, the three-time Pro Bowler noted that he has to “earn the right to do that.”

Cousins, who is coming off of a 33-touchdown pass, 4,221-yard season, is certainly still playing well enough to do so. Also, given the fact that the Green Bay Packers may have loosened their grip on the division this offseason, there could be an opening to contention for the Vikings.

To retire as a member of the Vikings, Cousins will have to win more than the one playoff game he has secured in his career. With a defense that will likely be improved behind him, 2022 might be his best chance at that.