Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is all good with the doubters. In fact, he uses them to his advantage.
The new big-money NFL QB announced that he uses the doubt as motivation, via Chad Graff of The Athletic.
“I see it as there still are doubters,” Cousins countered. “I see it as there are just as many people who don’t think it was a good idea to bring me in.”
“That makes you realize there are still lots of people who are doubting who are going to say, ‘Why did you bring him in?’” Cousins said. “So I don’t think the narrative really changes for me. Yes, I’ve climbed one mountain. So yes, relative to previous circumstances, we’re further along. But with where I’m at, there’s still more mountains to climb and people saying you can’t climb it.”
Cousins, 29, has finally landed that NFL deal he so badly wanted (though it’s only three years). After receiving the franchise tag for two straight seasons in D.C. the Vikings were his choice over the New York Jets, becoming the richest quarterback in NFL history.
In six seasons with the Redskins, Cousins has qualified for the Pro Bowl once while leading the league in completion percentage back in 2015 (69.8 percent). For his career, he’s thrown 99 touchdowns to 55 interceptions to go along with 16,206 yards.
Kirk Cousins’s Minnesota Vikings are considered by many as the favorites in the NFC this coming season.