Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become a free agent in March if he doesn’t sign a contract extension before then. Cousins, who was playing exceptionally well before suffering a season-ending Achilles tear in Week 8, will undoubtedly attract significant interest from teams looking for a top-tier signal-caller.
While the San Francisco 49ers have often been linked to Cousins, it seems that one of the Vikings’ division rivals, the Green Bay Packers, could also be in the mix. According to NFL insider Charles Robinson, the Packers are a potential landing spot for the 35-year-old quarterback.
Robinson points out that the Packers’ current quarterback situation and their offensive scheme, which is rooted in the coaching tree of Kyle Shanahan, make them a logical fit for Cousins.
The Packers have been giving their 2020 first-rounder Jordan Love an extended look, but if his performance continues to be mediocre and the team isn’t in a position to draft another quarterback in April, they may consider veteran options for the 2024 season. Cousins could be an attractive choice for the Packers if they decide they need a quarterback who can help them win immediately.
Cousins feels good being a Viking
Cousins’ future is uncertain, but he remains optimistic. After undergoing successful surgery for his Achilles tear, he expressed gratitude for the support and asked for continued prayers.
As for the Packers, their decision to part ways with Aaron Rodgers and give Love a chance has not yielded the desired results. Love has struggled in his first season as the team’s starter, with a completion percentage of just 57.7% and 11 touchdowns against eight interceptions.
If the Packers decide to move on from Love and prioritize immediate success, Cousins would be an attractive option for them.