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. " had to be one of the top-10, top-five quarterbacks ."

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. " 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.

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