Kirk Cousins speaks out on his 10 interceptions in 6 games with Vikings
Kirk Cousins’ third season with the Minnesota Vikings hasn’t been ideal. The two-time Pro Bowler has struggled as the team’s main signal-caller, and his 10 interceptions so far has been one of the main reasons why Minnesota finds themselves at the bottom of the NFC North division with a lowly 1-5 record after seven weeks.
In each of those five losses, Cousins managed to tally an interception. The only time the Vikings found themselves celebrating after the final whistle was when their QB1 threw 260 yards without any interceptions in their Week 4 win over the Houston Texans.
In their bye-week, the 32-year old had time to gather himself and reflect on each of his 10 errors with the Vikings so far.
“Every interception’s a little different, so you go back and look at each one and say, ‘Why was that the case on this one?’” Kirk Cousins said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (h/t NBC Sports). “And certainly the first one against Atlanta, I would say, I got too locked in on Justin (Jefferson) and didn’t need to force it. I wouldn’t say many of the others were pre-determining, and a lot of them you shrug your shoulders and say, ‘Hail Marys are unfortunate; tipped passes are unfortunate.’”
With the rate he’s going, the Vikings QB is on track to tally a whopping 27 interceptions before the season ends. That’s more than double of his career worst of 13 when he played his last year for the Washington Football Team in 2017.
Cousins, though, is fully aware of this and expressed his desire to improve and hopefully rack some Ws for the Vikings.
“You want to get it corrected,” Cousins said. “You want to finish the year in a much different place.”
Currently, the quarterback is tied with Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz for most interceptions in the league, with Wentz playing one more game than him.