Is Kirk Cousins going to finish his career with the Vikings?

Is Kirk Cousins going to finish his career with the Vikings?

Based on the way his contract is written, you can pretty much count on Cousins being the Vikings quarterback through the end of 2022. Here's why.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

Hartman: Zimmer refreshed for challenge of rebuilding defense

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has faith in the talent the team has to fill the holes left by departed starters.
May 29
Empty stadiums, neutral sites and no bye weeks are among several alternatives being discussed for the 2020 NFL schedule.

Podcast: The NFL's hurdles to return and your Vikings questions

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the difficulties for the NFL returning to facilities and eventually to play. They also take your Vikings questions -- including what would a potential Dalvin Cook extension look like? -- and discuss Mike Zimmer's base of operations during quarantine.
Antoine Winfield Jr. (11) is looking to follow his father into the NFL.
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May 28
Garrett Bradbury with quarterback Kirk Cousins during training camp last summer.

Vikings' offensive line tries to bond during virtual offseason

Center Garrett Bradbury said the Vikings' virtual meetings have included efforts to give players a degree of ownership over the things they would normally be executing on the field during the offseason.
May 26
Jerry Havens, the soldier whose life Rich Nuessle helped save in Vietnam, visits Nuessle’s grave every year to pay his respects.

Reusse: Remembering a good Marine and a beloved sports photojournalist

Rich Nuessle was once a staple in the Twin Cities sports media. If you were in that circle and failed to have a wacky adventure with Rich, you had to be in quarantine. Behind the fun, though, was a hero with a tortured soul.
May 26

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 376 313 7-1 6-2
    Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 407 303 6-2 4-4
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 280 298 4-4 4-4
    Detroit 3 12 1 .219 341 423 2-6 1-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 458 341 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 381 399 3-5 4-4
    Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438 458 449 2-6 5-3
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 340 470 2-6 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 385 354 5-3 4-4
    Dallas 8 8 0 .500 434 321 5-3 3-5
    NY Giants 4 12 0 .250 341 451 2-6 2-6
    Washington 3 13 0 .188 266 435 1-7 2-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 13 3 0 .813 479 310 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 11 5 0 .688 405 398 4-4 7-1
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 394 364 5-3 4-4
    Arizona 5 10 1 .344 361 442 2-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 14 2 0 .875 531 282 7-1 7-1
    Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 289 303 5-3 3-5
    Cleveland 6 10 0 .375 335 393 4-4 2-6
    Cincinnati 2 14 0 .125 279 420 2-6 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 10 6 0 .625 378 385 5-3 5-3
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 402 331 4-4 5-3
    Indianapolis 7 9 0 .438 361 373 5-3 2-6
    Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 300 397 3-5 3-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 420 225 6-2 6-2
    Buffalo 10 6 0 .625 314 259 4-4 6-2
    NY Jets 7 9 0 .438 276 359 5-3 2-6
    Miami 5 11 0 .313 306 494 3-5 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 451 308 5-3 7-1
    Denver 7 9 0 .438 282 316 5-3 2-6
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 313 419 5-3 2-6
    Los Angeles 5 11 0 .313 337 345 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 3603
    S. Mannion MIN 126
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Mattison MIN 462
    M. Boone MIN 273
    A. Abdullah MIN 115
    K. Cousins MIN 63
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 1130
    D. Cook MIN 519
    A. Thielen MIN 418
    K. Rudolph MIN 367
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 311
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 110
    H. Smith MIN 85
    A. Barr MIN 79
    D. Hunter MIN 70
    X. Rhodes MIN 63
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    H. Smith MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 7.0
    J. Johnson MIN 3.5
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Passing Yards
    J. Winston TB 5109
    D. Prescott DAL 4902
    J. Goff LAR 4638
    M. Ryan ATL 4466
    R. Wilson SEA 4110
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1387
    E. Elliott DAL 1357
    C. Carson SEA 1230
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Jones GB 1084
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1725
    J. Jones ATL 1394
    C. Godwin TB 1333
    K. Golladay DET 1190
    A. Cooper DAL 1189
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 159
    B. Martinez GB 155
    J. Hicks ARI 150
    B. Baker ARI 147
    L. Kuechly CAR 144
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    J. Jenkins NO 5
    K. King GB 5
    Q. Dunbar WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 19.5
    C. Jones ARI 19.0
    C. Jordan NO 15.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    Z. Smith GB 13.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 4615
    T. Brady NE 4057
    D. Carr OAK 4054
    P. Mahomes KC 4031
    D. Watson HOU 3852
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1540
    N. Chubb CLE 1494
    L. Jackson BAL 1206
    L. Fournette JAX 1152
    J. Jacobs OAK 1150
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Kelce KC 1229
    D. Parker MIA 1202
    K. Allen LAC 1199
    J. Landry CLE 1174
    D. Hopkins HOU 1165
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 137
    T. Davis DEN 134
    J. Schobert CLE 133
    J. Baker MIA 124
    A. Walker IND 123
  • Interceptions
    S. Gilmore NE 6
    T. White BUF 6
    K. Byard TEN 5
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    (4) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    B. Dupree PIT 11.5
    J. Houston IND 11.0
    J. Allen JAX 10.5
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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May 26
Fuad Reveiz walked off the Metrodome turf a hero in October 1994 after kicking a 27-yard field goal in overtime to give the Vikings a 13-10 victory ov

Kicker Reveiz never made excuses as he found footing with Vikings

Born in Bogota, Colombia, his family moved to Miami when he was 11. A friend saw Fuad Reveiz kicking a soccer ball and talked him into trying football.
May 21
Ifeadi Odenigbo, 26, had seven sacks in 16 games for the Vikings last season.

Vikings defensive lineman Odenigbo ready to take next step

Ifeadi Odenigbo could become a three-down player after being used primarily in pass rushing situations during his first full year in the NFL in 2019.
May 21
Naila-Jean Meyers, Star Tribune senior assistant sports editor, at the Stone Arch Bridge.

NYC to MSP: Sports editor connects to new life in strangest of times

Naila-Jean Meyers moved here for a new job at the Star Tribune in January and set out to learn it and make connections in a new place. Then the coronavirus changed everything.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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May 20
Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president

Souhan: Ignoring blacks for top NFL jobs is racist and stupid

If you're not angry about discrimination, you should be angry about so many teams breaking the golden rule of sports. They're not doing all they can to win.
May 20
Lydia Goessling, a second-grader at Hale Elementary, does school work with her dad, Ben Goessling, the Star Tribune's Vikings beat reporter.

'Spicy math' joins playbook for busy Vikings beat writer Goessling

The pandemic has barely slowed NFL news but it rippled in significant ways through the Star Tribune football writer's life as full-time dad and assistant track coach.
May 19
Adam Thielen offers tips online to Vikings receivers

Vikings' Thielen schools up new virtual receiving partners

With Stefon Diggs traded to Buffalo and the coronavirus pandemic limiting in-person teaching opportunities, the two-time Pro Bowler has been getting online to help teammates, including first-round draft pick Justin Jefferson.
May 19
Tom Nickerson, left, and Grant Sparks tailgated before the Vikings home opener at TCF Bank Stadium in 2015.

Legislature OKs Vikings selling alcohol outside stadium on game days

Bill also would allow sales in the front lawn park and at Walker Sculpture Garden, Boom Island on occasion.
May 19
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Nation's governors expressing support for return of pro sports

The prospects for pro sports resuming operations were boosted Monday when the governors of California, New York and Texas announced their support for games returning to their states.
May 19
The fact that quarterback Kirk Cousins has started 34 consecutive games gives the Vikings offense a continuity edge, especially if preparation is cut

After losing the offseason, are Vikings doomed by all of their turnover?

No free agency. No trades. No offseason programs, real or virtual. No minicamps, rookie or full-squad. That can't bode well for a team has lost so many significant players since the end of last season, right?
May 19
The Vikings practice facility, TCO Performance Center, has been shut down since late March.

NFL facilities opening, but Vikings still will be working remotely

The Vikings haven't yet set a timetable for when front office personnel will return to TCO Performance Center in Eagan.
May 18
Vikings safety Anthony Harris (41) wrote on social media Sunday that he will return; the Vikings placed a franchise tag on him to prevent him from bec

Harris accepts franchise tender, likely will return to Vikings in 2020

Safety Anthony Harris led the league in interceptions, but there had been some speculation he might be traded.
May 17
Lightly regarded out of high school, wide receiver Justin Jefferson developed into a star in three seasons at LSU.

Hartman: Thielen, Jefferson both diamonds in the rough

Adam Thielen didn't receive a single Division I offer after graduating from Detroit Lakes. Justin Jefferson was rated 308th among receiver prospects in the Class of 2017. LSU was the only program to offer him a scholarship.
May 15
Hall of Fame Class of 2020, from left, Edgerrin James, Steve Hutchinson and Isaac Bruce pose at the NFL Honors on Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami.

For Vikings great Hutchinson, getting Hall of Fame bust a virtual reality

All 12 living members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 20-member Centennial class have or are expected to do virtual sittings with bronze bust sculptors.
May 14
Should remote offseasons become a permanent part of NFL?

Should remote offseasons become a permanent part of NFL?

Whatever is being lost by players in technique and nuance might be gained in the decompression of mind and body from the grind of a long year.
May 14
Minnesota's most iconic athletes? Here's our list of the 20 best

Minnesota's most iconic athletes? Here's our list of the 20 best

Ten Star Tribune sports writers and editors gathered for a virtual happy hour to select the 20 faces who belong on the highest pedestal of Minnesota sports.

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