Questions Answered: Renewed Enthusiasm, the Jets, 2023 Cousins
The adhering to questions are about present Minnesota Vikings topics, answered by PurplePTSD. Nowadays is the November 25th version, addressed in a from-the-hip style. If you have issues, please e mail them to [email protected].
Also, you should note: These are view-dependent responses. Some responses will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll check out to hold that to a minimal.
Q: Did the Vikings earn about the Patriots reinvigorate you soon after the massive reduction to Dallas?
A: Of course, a loss would’ve indicated the Vikings in all probability weren’t the actual offer and that they truly experienced been lucky, at times, through the 7-sport acquire streak.
But responding with a primetime holiday break get about Monthly bill Belichick is no joke and proves the 2022 Vikings certainly have some oomph.
The franchise nonetheless requirements to enjoy a finish sport, so probably it’s conserving that until eventually the postseason or a thing.
Q: Wanting forward to upcoming weekend, what do the Jets do effectively?
A: The Jets are excellent defensively — and that is about it.
Their offense has been terrible — and flat-out terrible in spots — but the protection ranks sixth in the NFL for each DVOA by way of 7 days 11.
New York benched Zach Wilson this week, pivoting to Mike White, who experienced a pair of excellent video games in 2021. The Jets are a good deal like the Patriots — wonderful on protection but ho-hum offensively — devoid of Belichick.
The Vikings ought to win, but anything is doable if a single remembers how badly points went in 7 days 11.
Q: In what scenario would Kirk Cousins not be the quarterback for the Vikings in 2023?
A: A trade.
What would necessitate a trade of Cousins? Probably a postseason recreation where by he seemed entirely inept. Let us confront it, nevertheless. The Vikings are 9-2 via 11 weeks, so any chatter about “how could Cousins leave” following year is dumb.
He’s the Vikings QB1 and is beneath agreement as a result of the conclusion of 2023. He’ll be the team’s QB in 2023. If he is not, it will have meant the Vikings collapsed by some means amongst now and March, Cousins turned dreadful, and Minnesota’s entrance office was all set to move on.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs just about every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Mentioned guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).