The Vikings made the biggest splash of free agency during the offseason, signing quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The Minnesota Vikings let a trio of quarterbacks, including Case Keenum, Sam Bradford, and Teddy Bridgewater, leave via free agency and opted to sign former Washington QB Kirk Cousins.
After mini-camp, OTA’s, and the start of training camp, Cousins no longer feels like an outsider on a team coming off an NFC Championship Game appearance.
“He’s a tremendous leader. We all feel so comfortable with him calling plays and organizing our offense,” C.J. Ham said.
Cousins’ play so far has impressed his starting Left Tackle Riley Reiff.
“Kirk’s been awesome. He’s cool, calm and he’s doing a heck of a job throwing the ball,” Riley Reiff said.
Cousins has also been reunited with former teammate and rookie training camp roommate, Tom Compton, who comes over from the Chicago Bears.
“We were together for four years there. Then when I moved on we kept in touch, with a text, call every now and then. Then just being back is pretty awesome. We always hoped to meet up again and it just kind of worked out,” Tom Compton said.
Former SDSU standout and Vikings undrafted rookie Jake Wieneke says Cousins physical ability, and his mentality are what stick out to him.
“That’s pretty special to catch balls from him. It’s going to be, it’s a perfect pass every time, so it’s pretty fun. The man that he is, the leader that he is, he’s a pretty special guy. So to be in the huddle with him, to catch passes, to be on the same team as him, in the locker room with him, it’s a blessing,” Jake Wienke said.