Kirk Cousins nodded his head with a smirk at the podium following the Minnesota Vikings‘ 23-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Asked about Justin Jefferson‘s MVP candidacy following a nine-catch, 186-yard, two-touchdown performance, Cousins broke character for a moment before quickly putting MVP conversations to rest with the season still young.

“Yes, they were,” Cousins said, acknowledging fans chanting “MVP” in regard to Jefferson.

“So he is an MVP candidate?” Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press replied.

“If they made the decision after Week 1, I’d think he’d have to be in the conversation. There’s a lot of weeks left, Chris. We’re going to do this a lot more, you and me…,” Cousins replied.

#Vikings QB Kirk Cousins addressing Justin Jefferson MVP conversations

— Heavy On Vikings (@HeavyOnVikings) September 15, 2022

It was a candid moment from the veteran quarterback who has maintained a message of consistency toward Jefferson since the third-year star receiver arrived in the league.

However, Jefferson’s time may be on the horizon, evidenced by Cousins’ grin.

Kirk Cousins Praises Justin Jefferson’s Ability to Finish

Live footage from NFL films captured a candid moment between Cousins and Jefferson that’s emblematic of their relationship over the past three seasons.

Jefferson asked Cousins,” You like that one,” after he took a catch from the Packers’ 19-yard line to the end zone, stepping around one defender and diving through another to push Minnesota’s lead to 17 points before halftime.

bold strategy by the packers to leave justin jefferson this wide open

— johnny trash (@theMATThatter__) September 11, 2022

“What I really like is the finish, man. Not a lot of guys would be able to make that six points,” Cousins replied on the sidelines. “You just get us off the field man, great job finishing.”

Found the audio of Kirk and JJettas; JJ asks Kirk “You like that one?!”, Kirk turns into a dad. #SKOL

— Brev (@brevmanbane) September 15, 2022

Kirk Cousins is the Same Guy on the Field and at the Podium

Speaking in his press conference after the game, Cousins elaborated on the conversation he had with Jefferson.

.@KirkCousins8 describes one of the many traits that makes @JJettas2 elite.

— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 12, 2022

“I just wanted to affirm him on what he’s done since 2020, among other things, there is a specific …read more



Kirk Cousins Hushes MVP Chatter, Makes Strong Statement on Justin Jefferson

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