Kirk Cousins stays the starter in Minnesota, however for the first time in view that he arrived in 2018, the Vikings have a achievable alternative at the back of him.
Cousins seems unbothered through the Vikings’ third-round choice of Kellen Mond. It simply helped that the group saved the beginning quarterback in the loop about its plans.
“There was good communication through the process, and Kellen’s been great, working hard and picking up our offense quickly,” Cousins said Wednesday in his first comments since Mond joined the team, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “So, it’s been a good process.”
Cousins vows to assist Mond, some thing Rex Grossman did for him in Washington in 2012. Cousins earlier has accomplished the equal for Nate Stanley and Jake Browning, even though neither used to be going to take Cousins’ job. Mond one day could.
“You’re an open book,” Cousins said. “You’re helpful, and you’re there and make yourself available.
“It was great to be able to learn from [Grossman], and he was a big part of my early development as a football player. I really took every word he said to heart because I felt he’d been there, done that and he should know what it looked like. I hung on his every word. I’ve been there and want to certainly be that same resource whenever possible.”
Cousins’ contract runs thru 2022, and he has a $45 million cap range for the closing season of his deal. The Vikings then will have a choice to make about Cousins’ future, if no longer sooner.
Cousins’ future virtually relies upon on what the group does as he has led the Vikings to one playoff look and a 1-1 postseason document in three seasons. For now, though, the Vikings are Cousins’ team.
The design is for Mond to redshirt his rookie season. Cousins played three video games with one begin as a rookie backup to rookie Robert Griffin III in Washington in 2012.
“The big piece right now, and I lived it back in 2012, is just being able to take in the volume of offense that’s thrown at you,” Cousins said. “The terminology is likely new, the plays at times are likely new.”