Vikings’ QB Kirk Cousins Wants to “Make Amends” for 2018

Kirk Cousins during his time with Redskins. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9295709m)

Back in March 2018, Minnesota Vikings signed Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million contract, thinking he is the missing piece that will help them make a Super Bowl run. Nine months later, Vikings narrowly missed on playoffs and Cousins’ signing seemed like everything but a good decision. The 30-year-old QB himself is well aware of how people’s perception of him changed after a disappointing 2018 season, but he intends to do something about it in 2019.

Kirk Cousins recently made an appearance on Dan Patrick Show and was asked whether he considers his debut season in Minnesota to be a success.

“The short answer is no,” – said Cousins. “We didn’t make the playoffs. There were high expectations and we didn’t deliver, and so I’ve been frustrated since the season ended.”

Now, Cousins wants to “make amends” for 2018 and show that he is worth that big contract he received.

“I wish the 2019 season started tomorrow,” – he added. “I’m ready to go and make amends for 2018. It’s been frustrating to know I have to sit here for whatever it is, seven or eight months before we get back at it. It has been a tough January for me. I haven’t been sleeping well, that kind of a thing, because, yeah, it just left a bad taste in my mouth the way the season finished up.”

Kirk Cousins led the Vikings to 8-7-1 record in 2018, while completing 70.1 percent of his passes and throwing for 4,298 passing yards and 30 touchdowns.