Predicting each NFL teams starting quarterback on opening day 2019

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Minnesota Vikings: Kirk Cousins

After falling just short of the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings felt that they were a quarterback away. So, this past offseason they went out and signed Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million contract, locking the 30-year old up with them until after the 2020 season.

The results of that, not so great. Cousins went 8-7-1 in his first year with the Vikings and missed out on the postseason by half a game. In a win and in Week 17 game, Cousins and the Vikings fell short, scoring only ten points and passing for 132 yards.

Cousins put up good numbers in 2018 like he always has. But, he came up short when it matters once again. Vikings fans have to wonder if they made a mistake paying Cousins all that money and if they would have been better off holding on to one of Keenum or Bridgewater.

Minnesota has no out in Cousins’ deal, so they are tied to him for at least two more seasons. It seems he is making more money than his play is warranting. In his career, Cousins has made the playoffs once and lost his lone playoff game at home.

Cousins has never finished a season at better than 9-7, and if that does not improve in 2019, then the Vikings may be regretting signing Cousins before the 2018 season. He is the guy in Minnesota for at least 2019. After that? Well, let’s just say Cousins has a lot to prove.