That’s a pretty dark title. Isn’t it?
But it is the truth. Kirk Cousins comes into the unprecedented 2020 season on the heels of controversy, by mispeaking on the Coronavirus pandemic (story HERE). That’s strike one.
Despite his massive payday, he’s been unable to take Minnesota to the next level with one of the worst Monday Night Football records in history (story HERE) and his inability to make a deep playoff push without a miracle play to save the team. That’s strike two.
And his receivers don’t always trust him (story HERE) with some of them already having left town. That’s a big strike three.
If the Green Bay Packers can hand Cousins a decisive defeat on the opening weekend of the season, then the questions will begin. Should he be leading the Minnesota Vikings?
And the Packers can light the fuse on their toughest NFC North rival to self destruct.
It won’t be easy though. Cousins is self aware. And after that rift formed last season, he did get his act together.
But if Packers Coach Matt LaFleur and Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine can put together a game plan to put pressure on Cousins early and force him to commit turnovers, this team will fold up like a tent.
And Green Bay can pick up a victory that will likely come into play late in the season if the playoff picture gets tight.
If you think this logic is mean, make no mistake, the Vikings will try to do the same here. They will try to stoke the questions about the future of Aaron Rodgers here at Lambeau. They didn’t pick up star defensive end Yannick Ngakoue from Jacksonville to stand on the sidelines and chill. He is coming to destroy QB1 for the Packers.
It will be up to Green Bay to try to derail Cousins first.