Vikings QB Kirk Cousins praises ‘continuity’ in Minnesota
The Minnesota Vikings kickstarted the offseason with the signing of quarterback Kirk Cousins. They have now followed up by securing his wideouts for the next couple of years as well.
The Vikings signed wide receiver Stefon Diggs to a five-year extension on Tuesday. According to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cousins could not be happier about the move.
“I love it,” Cousins said. “Continuity, to me, is very important. And it’s not a luxury we have in the NFL these days. There is a lot of change year in and year out, so I’ve come to expect that and understand you can’t use that as an excuse. You have to, as the new players come in, we have to learn quickly and get caught up to speed and go. Now we have to stay healthy and keep those guys on the field.”
There had been some talk about the looming contract extension being in the works. Even Diggs himself was adamant about wanting to remain with the Vikings for the long haul. Fortunately, the team has granted both his and Cousins’ wishes.
It is clear that Cousins is enjoying his fresh start in Minnesota. Of course, locking up a reliable pair of hands is always a good sign for a quarterback. The Vikings boasted one of the most potent aerial attacks in the league last year. They are expecting to take another big jump with Cousins now under center.
The expectations could not be higher for Minnesota moving forward. Fortunately, they have done a solid job of securing its core group of players to help them compete for a championship in the years to come.