If you just wanted to know why the Minnesota Vikings backed the truck and paid quarterback Kirk cousins, he showed him in one fell swoop on Saturday night.
Cousins have done a mock fake, looked out of the security and while Stefon Diggs was freed by Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby, cousins threw up in anticipation of where Diggs would be. When Diggs turned to follow the ball, it was already on him. Diggs made a nice catch for 28 yards within the 5 yard line. Cousins ended the ride with a touchdown throw to Diggs. It was a nice throw from a veteran NFL quarterback.
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The Vikings gave Cousins a historic three-year contract of $ 84 million in this off-season. Everything was guaranteed. No one will remember how cousins did in a meaningless preseason game. But he looked good.
Kirk Cousins completes all four passes in his first preliminary work for the Vikings
Cousins has a lot of weight on his shoulders when he received a huge order to bring the Vikings to their first Super Bowl. All reports from the Viking camp were positive, and he was keen on the wild horses.
Cousins finished his first pass, a short diggs, and did not miss his only ride. Cousins was 4 of 4 for 42 yards and a touchdown in his only series of action. The long pass to Diggs on the sidelines was his best night. He knew where to go with the ball, showed a good deal of chemistry with a new teammate with whom he had only been with for a few months, and delivered it with good accuracy. Whatever cousins did on Saturday night does not matter much in the big picture, but it was a reminder that he's a very good quarterback.
Fall Keenum fails on a few passes in its debut
Coincidentally, the Vikings opened the preseason against their quarterback from last season. Case Keenum did not have the same kind of instant splash for his new team as cousins.
Keenum was missing out on a couple of passes, having finished in third place by rookie Royce Freeman (although it was a checkdown and would be dropped) was the first down), and ended his night with a pair of three-and-outs , He was 1 of 4 for 5 yards before being replaced by Paxton Lynch, the former first-round player.
Just as cousins look good, this does not mean too much, nor does Keenum fail to do much in two possessions. He comes from a big year with the Vikings and should be fine with the Broncos.
Cousins Are Studied Extensively throughout the Season
When the Vikings swapped Keenum for cousins by not re-signing Keenum before the agency, they created an interesting story for the season.
The Vikings made the NFC championship game last season and most teams do not like to make major changes after a successful season, often because they do not want to criticize it goes awry. The safe game was staying with Keenum. But they clearly thought cousins were much better than Keenum, and they paid handsome cousins.
There were only a few preseason throws, but the Vikings had to be content with what they saw cousins on Saturday night.
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