Per multiple reports, the Minnesota Vikings confirmed the nature of Kirk Cousins’ injury just two days before the league’s trade deadline Tuesday.
Cousins had been the subject of numerous trade rumors when the Vikings had a disappointing start to the season. However, the Vikings pulled off their third-straight win of the season on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. The win gives the Vikings a 4-4 record before the trade deadline.
But it was a costly win.
Minnesota Vikings lose Cousins for the season
According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, Cousins suffered a torn Achilles against the Packers.
#Vikings QB Kirk Cousins suffered an Achilles injury. He’ll have an MRI, but often with an Achilles, the MRI only confirms.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2023
That could complicate the Vikings’ plans at the trade deadline.
Obviously, they’re not trading Cousins, as their star quarterback will be out for the season. The team wasn’t likely to deal Cousins after the win over Green Bay regardless of his injury status.
However, the Vikigns must plan for the rest of the season. The Vikings didn’t look like sellers when they had a 1-4 record before playing the Chicago Bears.
Now they’re in the mix to make the playoffs, and the team will get wide receiver Justin Jefferson back from injured reserve sometime this season. The Vikings might have to trade for a starting quarterback before Tuesday’s deadline.
Backup quarterback Jaren Hall did not look like a long-term solution for the Vikings Sunday when he came in to relieve Cousins. This will be an interesting next few days for the Vikings.
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