Former Vikings Coach Still Believes Kirk Cousins Has Super Bowl Potential

When the Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2018, they believed he was the guy the franchise needed to become a be a Super Bowl-caliber team.

Since then, the veteran QB has led the team to a $94 million tab and a single playoff victory.

But one of the last times the Vikings came close to reaching Super Bowl-stature was in the 2009 season when Brad Childress was the team’s head coach.

The former Minnesota head coach recently appeared on the “StribSports Daily Delivery” podcast and was asked whether Cousins could be the QB to lead his old team to the Super Bowl.

“I think he can,” Childress said. “[Cousins] had to be one of the top-10, top-five quarterbacks [this season].”

Childress said he couldn’t name a reason why Cousins couldn’t be the guy that brings them all the way.

“He’s got a good runner behind him,” he said. “[The Vikings] probably need to add a little more skill at wide receiver. I know the tight position is in flux. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to protect that guy too so he can do the things he wants to do.”

Childress, who has worked with a number of talented QBs, can spot talent.

He said the veteran signal-caller should help people understand why he’s still around because Cousins appears like he is here to stay.

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


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  1. Nice guy. But doesn’t have that “edge” it takes to win the games that count the most. He’ll always put up great numbers in the regular season, only to disappear when it matters most. Either way…still pulling for him. And for the Vikes to get a franchise QB.

  2. Worse than him have been to and won Super Bowls. I watched them play the Saints at the end of the year and defense was absolute disaster. That’s not on him. It’s also not his fault they over paid him.

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