Dec
17

My Cause, My Cleats: Urban Homeworks Q & A

Over the last few weeks, more than 800 NFL players have showcased causes that have a special place in their life as part of the league's My Cause, My Cleats campaign. Every clea...

Dec
06

Cousins-Wilson History Includes a Big Ten Championship & Whole Lot of Hail Mary Passes

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have both defied the odds. They were both drafted under the radar late in the 2012 NFL Draft. Cousins...

Dec
01

Head games: How Kirk Cousins uses brain training to get an edge

Every quarterback in the NFL has his own disciplined regimen to help him withstand the physical and mental demands of the position. Tom Brady’s process of achieving peak physica...

Nov
30

Kirk Cousins nominated for FedEx Air Award for Week 12

On Sunday Night Football, Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins pretty well had his way with the Green Bay Packers’ defense, and now he’s got an opportunity to be recogniz...

Nov
30

What’d They Say: Patriots Talk About Vikings

When the Vikings and Patriots face off on Sunday afternoon, two students of Hall of Fame Coach Bill Parcells will each look to lead their team to a win. Vikings Head Coach Mi...

Nov
07

Spielman Sees Potential for Offensive Explosion in 2nd-Half

The Vikings offense is slightly better than the middle-of-the-pack at the midway point of the 2018 season. Minnesota ranks 12th overall with 374.3 yards per game and is 13th ...

Oct
30

Adam Thielen On Pace for Historic Season with Vikings

Two months from now, we might be talking about Adam Thielen having one of the best statistical seasons in league history. The wide receiver currently has 74 catches for 925 y...

Oct
30

Kirk Cousins to Teddy Bridgewater: You Left a 'Good Mark' on Vikings

Even Kirk Cousins notices Teddy Bridgewater's influence on the Minnesota Vikings.  The Vikings quarterback, who ostensibly replaced Bridgewater as the franchise signal-caller...

Oct
17

Kirk Cousins proving to be 'real deal' as new leader of Vikings

Around the time of the Minnesota Vikings' spring offseason workouts, Kirk Cousins discovered something about his new team that he wasn’t expecting. Despite his veteran quarterba...

Oct
12

Former Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins has a new podcast — is it worth the download?

Thinking back to Kirk Cousins' 2011 speech at the Big Ten luncheon alone is enough to make one think that the former Michigan State quarterback is more than comfortable with pub...

Oct
03

The Julie & Kirk Cousins Foundation

Julie and I are passionate about generosity and using what we have been given to impact the world around us. We are excited to announce the creation of the Julie & Kirk Cous...

Sep
27

YAC Attack Could Key Vikings Offense

The Rams have a talented and deep defensive line. The Rams pass rush has the advantage of a home crowd in tonight’s game. And the Vikings are intent on drawing a better run-pass...

Sep
16

Cousins Throws for 425 Yards, 4 TDs against Packers

That’s what the face of the franchise looks like.   Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins got his first taste of the Minnesota-Green Bay rivalry on Sunday afternoon and didn’t di...

Sep
13

Ready For Rivalry

True rivalries in the NFL are rare compared to what you see in the college game. Teams in the NFL have rivalries but it’s just a different type of feeling. I grew up watching NF...

Sep
12

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins admires Aaron Rodgers, looking to face him Sunday

As Kirk Cousins watched Aaron Rodgers last Sunday night, he figured something special was about to happen.   And, boy, did it. The Green Bay quarterback returned from a fi...

Sep
11

Kirk Cousins and his wife are expecting another baby boy in March

Kirk Cousins has had an eventful couple of days. One day after winning his debut as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback against the San Francisco 49ers, the former Michigan Sta...

Sep
10

Cousins is Calm, Cool and Competitive in Victorious Vikings Debut

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — There had been nearly six months of buildup and anticipation surrounding Kirk Cousins’ debut in Purple.   The Vikings quarterback didn’t disappoint, a...

Sep
10

A Solid First Win

It was a great feeling for us to get into US Bank Stadium for a regular season game. The atmosphere, the fan support and the tradition that the Vikings have is just tremendous. ...

Sep
07

Connecting with Kirk Cousins

Subtly beneath the sounds of laughter and leather footballs landing in young hands, Kirk Cousins hummed along with the instrumental bridge of Europe’s “The Final Countdown.” ...

Sep
04

Kirk Cousins' 'brain coach' helps him cope with pressure, sleep and stay in a 'flow state'

In the 2016 offseason, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins got down to a bit of business he had neglected through his childhood and early adult life — watching every “Star Wars” mo...

Aug
24

Kirk Cousins draws on Tom Brady's advice in Vikings transition

Kirk Cousins' process in becoming a franchise quarterback in Minnesota is all-encompassing. The comprehensive nature of that job requires an immense amount of buy-in and time. T...

Aug
08

Getting Our Timing Right

There has been such a great atmosphere at training camp, especially after the night practice we had last week. There was electricity in the stands from the moment we opened the ...

Aug
06

Guest Blog | Training Camp Experience Winners

By: Darla and Garry Lodoen Wow! What a great day we had on Tuesday, July 31st! My husband won 2 tickets to the Kirk Cousins Experience to watch the Vikings afternoon training...

Aug
03

Reunited with Kirk Cousins, Vikings’ running back Mack Brown grateful for past support

When Mack Brown arrived in Washington as an undrafted rookie in 2015, he found an immediate supporter in Kirk Cousins, who had just become the Redskins’ starting quarterback. ...

Aug
01

Training Camp Has Started

It always different carrying pads for the first time in awhile but we will get used to it and be a little sharper. Football is a physical game so it’s important to practice that...

Jul
27

Who is Kirk Cousins? A journey to the hometown of an $84 million underdog

HOLLAND, Mich. -- They hung on every word, attention locked on the man in the black bucket hat and blue T-shirt with a logo that matched the ones they wore. On the final Frid...

Jul
26

The Real Deal

We’re still in the process of finding our identity for 2018. What do I do well, what does Coach Flip do well, what do our receivers do well and that is what camp is all about. S...

Jul
26

Kirk Cousins getting more comfortable on new team

At the end of the Minnesota Vikings spring offseason program, Kirk Cousins equated the amount of concepts had to process in a new offense to "drinking through a firehose." Infor...

Jul
20

State of the Vikings: Quarterbacks

The Vikings had plenty of turnover at perhaps the most important position in all of sports. Minnesota brought in Kirk Cousins to be the franchise quarterback moving forward, ...

Jul
04

The Meaning of Freedom

Freedom is a big deal to me. As a young student, I didn’t fully understand the importance of freedom, though I knew it was something we celebrated extensively on the 4th of July...

Jun
27

Everything Is Coming Together

It has been crazy to think of all the things that have gone on since I came to Minnesota 3 months ago. It honestly feels like 3 years when I stop to think about what we have bee...

Jun
26

More Than A Football Camp

Having a football camp in my hometown is something I’ve wanted to do ever since my rookie season. The goal being to make a positive impact on kids’ lives while having fun at the...

Jun
25

Everson Griffen: Kirk Cousins is ‘looking fantastic’ with the Vikings

During Mike Zimmer’s tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, the majority of the team’s players have done their best to deliver typical, cliché answers to questions from reporters. H...

Jun
25

Mike Zimmer: Vikings' offseason transition on offense 'seamless'

EAGAN, Minn. -- In each of the last three years, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has started the offseason program with a new offensive coordinator. The turnover and chan...

Jun
17

So Many Topics, So Little Time

Coming to Minnesota was a big decision, and I’ve been asked a few times if I regret doing so but what I’ve experienced so far has just reaffirmed my decision. After meeting ever...

Jun
16

Kirk Cousins May Have Picked the Wrong Neighborhood

It sounds like new Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has found a place to live in the Twin Cities and is settling into his new neighborhood. I would assume that there a...

Jun
11

Successes and Failures

I try to be my biggest critic, which causes me to focus on my failures and where I need to get better. But you can never lose your confidence. You have to be your biggest fan. Y...

Jun
06

It’s All About the Kids, the Community, and the Viking Way

I am a dad now, and like all dads, I look forward to Father’s Day. But I have a lot of time before I’m going to be taking my son to middle school. So, when I got the chance to g...

Jun
05

Cousins, Carlson Deliver for Vikings in 2-Minute Drill

The Vikings have reached the homestretch of Organized Team Activity practices. Minnesota held its eighth OTA practice Tuesday morning at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance C...

Jun
04

Cousins Enjoying 'Freedom to Be Himself' With Vikings

Kirk Cousins isn’t afraid to be himself while adjusting to a new team and new playbook. And that’s fine by his teammates, who already are feeding off the quarterback’s natura...

May
31

Vikings Inaugural 'Team Up to Give Back' Features Surprise by 'G.O.A.T.'

It’s not every day that your favorite NFL player walks in as you’re talking about him, but that’s exactly what happened Wednesday. When the Vikings visited Friendly Hills Mid...

May
26

Why Kirk Cousins is primed for a career season with Vikings

Just over a month after signing a historic fully guaranteed $84 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins was already getting down to business. Down in Atlant...

May
23

3 Observations: Cousins to Diggs Highlights Vikings OTA Practice

On-field preparations for the 2018 season have begun, as the Vikings held their second Organized Team Activity practice of the spring on Wednesday morning. The Vikings practi...

May
21

What to watch in Vikings OTAs: Kirk Cousins leads the list

In one sense, the Vikings team that will begin the most substantive phase of its offseason program on Tuesday is among the NFL’s most stable groups. Nearly every meaningful cont...

May
17

Kirk Cousins 'impressed' with Bills QB Josh Allen, says he makes throws 'you just can't teach'

Two playoff teams found their franchise quarterbacks this offseason. The Buffalo Bills, who broke their 17-year playoff drought in the 2017 season, found their franchise pass...

May
06

Adam Thielen details throwing sessions with Kirk Cousins

Adam Thielen has had the best two seasons of his career in his last few with the Minnesota Vikings, but his production has come with a lack of continuity at the quarterback posi...

May
05

So, I’m the New Guy

All work and no play—well, we all know what that does. As the new guy in town, I have plenty of work to do. But I’m also trying to make the most of my downtime as well. I’v...

May
01

Kirk Cousins lands on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2018 list

Each year during the offseason, NFL Network polls the players to determine the top players in the league. This year, they started off the Top 100 Players of 2018 by revealing th...

Apr
26

Coming Into Focus

People often like to ask me how I like living in Minnesota now; specifically, the Minneapolis area. Honestly—no complaints at all. My wife and I are really enjoying our time her...

Apr
25

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins sees leadership as process. Kyle Rudolph says he’s already there.

The Vikings officially began spring workouts on April 16. New quarterback Kirk Cousins started his two weeks earlier. Cousins signed a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 millio...

Dec
17

My Cause, My Cleats: Urban Homeworks Q & A

Over the last few weeks, more than 800 NFL players have showcased causes that have a special place in their life as part of the league's My Cause, My Cleats campaign. Every clea...

Nov
30

Kirk Cousins nominated for FedEx Air Award for Week 12

On Sunday Night Football, Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins pretty well had his way with the Green Bay Packers’ defense, and now he’s got an opportunity to be recogniz...

Oct
30

Adam Thielen On Pace for Historic Season with Vikings

Two months from now, we might be talking about Adam Thielen having one of the best statistical seasons in league history. The wide receiver currently has 74 catches for 925 y...

Oct
12

Former Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins has a new podcast — is it worth the download?

Thinking back to Kirk Cousins' 2011 speech at the Big Ten luncheon alone is enough to make one think that the former Michigan State quarterback is more than comfortable with pub...

Sep
16

Cousins Throws for 425 Yards, 4 TDs against Packers

That’s what the face of the franchise looks like.   Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins got his first taste of the Minnesota-Green Bay rivalry on Sunday afternoon and didn’t di...

Sep
11

Kirk Cousins and his wife are expecting another baby boy in March

Kirk Cousins has had an eventful couple of days. One day after winning his debut as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback against the San Francisco 49ers, the former Michigan Sta...

Sep
07

Connecting with Kirk Cousins

Subtly beneath the sounds of laughter and leather footballs landing in young hands, Kirk Cousins hummed along with the instrumental bridge of Europe’s “The Final Countdown.” ...

Aug
08

Getting Our Timing Right

There has been such a great atmosphere at training camp, especially after the night practice we had last week. There was electricity in the stands from the moment we opened the ...

Aug
01

Training Camp Has Started

It always different carrying pads for the first time in awhile but we will get used to it and be a little sharper. Football is a physical game so it’s important to practice that...

Jul
26

Kirk Cousins getting more comfortable on new team

At the end of the Minnesota Vikings spring offseason program, Kirk Cousins equated the amount of concepts had to process in a new offense to "drinking through a firehose." Infor...

Jun
27

Everything Is Coming Together

It has been crazy to think of all the things that have gone on since I came to Minnesota 3 months ago. It honestly feels like 3 years when I stop to think about what we have bee...

Jun
25

Mike Zimmer: Vikings' offseason transition on offense 'seamless'

EAGAN, Minn. -- In each of the last three years, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has started the offseason program with a new offensive coordinator. The turnover and chan...

Jun
11

Successes and Failures

I try to be my biggest critic, which causes me to focus on my failures and where I need to get better. But you can never lose your confidence. You have to be your biggest fan. Y...

Jun
04

Cousins Enjoying 'Freedom to Be Himself' With Vikings

Kirk Cousins isn’t afraid to be himself while adjusting to a new team and new playbook. And that’s fine by his teammates, who already are feeding off the quarterback’s natura...

May
23

3 Observations: Cousins to Diggs Highlights Vikings OTA Practice

On-field preparations for the 2018 season have begun, as the Vikings held their second Organized Team Activity practice of the spring on Wednesday morning. The Vikings practi...

May
06

Adam Thielen details throwing sessions with Kirk Cousins

Adam Thielen has had the best two seasons of his career in his last few with the Minnesota Vikings, but his production has come with a lack of continuity at the quarterback posi...

Apr
26

Coming Into Focus

People often like to ask me how I like living in Minnesota now; specifically, the Minneapolis area. Honestly—no complaints at all. My wife and I are really enjoying our time her...

Dec
06

Cousins-Wilson History Includes a Big Ten Championship & Whole Lot of Hail Mary Passes

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have both defied the odds. They were both drafted under the radar late in the 2012 NFL Draft. Cousins...

Nov
30

What’d They Say: Patriots Talk About Vikings

When the Vikings and Patriots face off on Sunday afternoon, two students of Hall of Fame Coach Bill Parcells will each look to lead their team to a win. Vikings Head Coach Mi...

Oct
30

Kirk Cousins to Teddy Bridgewater: You Left a 'Good Mark' on Vikings

Even Kirk Cousins notices Teddy Bridgewater's influence on the Minnesota Vikings.  The Vikings quarterback, who ostensibly replaced Bridgewater as the franchise signal-caller...

Oct
03

The Julie & Kirk Cousins Foundation

Julie and I are passionate about generosity and using what we have been given to impact the world around us. We are excited to announce the creation of the Julie & Kirk Cous...

Sep
13

Ready For Rivalry

True rivalries in the NFL are rare compared to what you see in the college game. Teams in the NFL have rivalries but it’s just a different type of feeling. I grew up watching NF...

Sep
10

Cousins is Calm, Cool and Competitive in Victorious Vikings Debut

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — There had been nearly six months of buildup and anticipation surrounding Kirk Cousins’ debut in Purple.   The Vikings quarterback didn’t disappoint, a...

Sep
04

Kirk Cousins' 'brain coach' helps him cope with pressure, sleep and stay in a 'flow state'

In the 2016 offseason, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins got down to a bit of business he had neglected through his childhood and early adult life — watching every “Star Wars” mo...

Aug
06

Guest Blog | Training Camp Experience Winners

By: Darla and Garry Lodoen Wow! What a great day we had on Tuesday, July 31st! My husband won 2 tickets to the Kirk Cousins Experience to watch the Vikings afternoon training...

Jul
27

Who is Kirk Cousins? A journey to the hometown of an $84 million underdog

HOLLAND, Mich. -- They hung on every word, attention locked on the man in the black bucket hat and blue T-shirt with a logo that matched the ones they wore. On the final Frid...

Jul
20

State of the Vikings: Quarterbacks

The Vikings had plenty of turnover at perhaps the most important position in all of sports. Minnesota brought in Kirk Cousins to be the franchise quarterback moving forward, ...

Jun
26

More Than A Football Camp

Having a football camp in my hometown is something I’ve wanted to do ever since my rookie season. The goal being to make a positive impact on kids’ lives while having fun at the...

Jun
17

So Many Topics, So Little Time

Coming to Minnesota was a big decision, and I’ve been asked a few times if I regret doing so but what I’ve experienced so far has just reaffirmed my decision. After meeting ever...

Jun
06

It’s All About the Kids, the Community, and the Viking Way

I am a dad now, and like all dads, I look forward to Father’s Day. But I have a lot of time before I’m going to be taking my son to middle school. So, when I got the chance to g...

May
31

Vikings Inaugural 'Team Up to Give Back' Features Surprise by 'G.O.A.T.'

It’s not every day that your favorite NFL player walks in as you’re talking about him, but that’s exactly what happened Wednesday. When the Vikings visited Friendly Hills Mid...

May
21

What to watch in Vikings OTAs: Kirk Cousins leads the list

In one sense, the Vikings team that will begin the most substantive phase of its offseason program on Tuesday is among the NFL’s most stable groups. Nearly every meaningful cont...

May
05

So, I’m the New Guy

All work and no play—well, we all know what that does. As the new guy in town, I have plenty of work to do. But I’m also trying to make the most of my downtime as well. I’v...

Apr
25

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins sees leadership as process. Kyle Rudolph says he’s already there.

The Vikings officially began spring workouts on April 16. New quarterback Kirk Cousins started his two weeks earlier. Cousins signed a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 millio...

Dec
01

Head games: How Kirk Cousins uses brain training to get an edge

Every quarterback in the NFL has his own disciplined regimen to help him withstand the physical and mental demands of the position. Tom Brady’s process of achieving peak physica...

Nov
07

Spielman Sees Potential for Offensive Explosion in 2nd-Half

The Vikings offense is slightly better than the middle-of-the-pack at the midway point of the 2018 season. Minnesota ranks 12th overall with 374.3 yards per game and is 13th ...

Oct
17

Kirk Cousins proving to be 'real deal' as new leader of Vikings

Around the time of the Minnesota Vikings' spring offseason workouts, Kirk Cousins discovered something about his new team that he wasn’t expecting. Despite his veteran quarterba...

Sep
27

YAC Attack Could Key Vikings Offense

The Rams have a talented and deep defensive line. The Rams pass rush has the advantage of a home crowd in tonight’s game. And the Vikings are intent on drawing a better run-pass...

Sep
12

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins admires Aaron Rodgers, looking to face him Sunday

As Kirk Cousins watched Aaron Rodgers last Sunday night, he figured something special was about to happen.   And, boy, did it. The Green Bay quarterback returned from a fi...

Sep
10

A Solid First Win

It was a great feeling for us to get into US Bank Stadium for a regular season game. The atmosphere, the fan support and the tradition that the Vikings have is just tremendous. ...

Aug
24

Kirk Cousins draws on Tom Brady's advice in Vikings transition

Kirk Cousins' process in becoming a franchise quarterback in Minnesota is all-encompassing. The comprehensive nature of that job requires an immense amount of buy-in and time. T...

Aug
03

Reunited with Kirk Cousins, Vikings’ running back Mack Brown grateful for past support

When Mack Brown arrived in Washington as an undrafted rookie in 2015, he found an immediate supporter in Kirk Cousins, who had just become the Redskins’ starting quarterback. ...

Jul
26

The Real Deal

We’re still in the process of finding our identity for 2018. What do I do well, what does Coach Flip do well, what do our receivers do well and that is what camp is all about. S...

Jul
04

The Meaning of Freedom

Freedom is a big deal to me. As a young student, I didn’t fully understand the importance of freedom, though I knew it was something we celebrated extensively on the 4th of July...

Jun
25

Everson Griffen: Kirk Cousins is ‘looking fantastic’ with the Vikings

During Mike Zimmer’s tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, the majority of the team’s players have done their best to deliver typical, cliché answers to questions from reporters. H...

Jun
16

Kirk Cousins May Have Picked the Wrong Neighborhood

It sounds like new Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has found a place to live in the Twin Cities and is settling into his new neighborhood. I would assume that there a...

Jun
05

Cousins, Carlson Deliver for Vikings in 2-Minute Drill

The Vikings have reached the homestretch of Organized Team Activity practices. Minnesota held its eighth OTA practice Tuesday morning at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance C...

May
26

Why Kirk Cousins is primed for a career season with Vikings

Just over a month after signing a historic fully guaranteed $84 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins was already getting down to business. Down in Atlant...

May
17

Kirk Cousins 'impressed' with Bills QB Josh Allen, says he makes throws 'you just can't teach'

Two playoff teams found their franchise quarterbacks this offseason. The Buffalo Bills, who broke their 17-year playoff drought in the 2017 season, found their franchise pass...

May
01

Kirk Cousins lands on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2018 list

Each year during the offseason, NFL Network polls the players to determine the top players in the league. This year, they started off the Top 100 Players of 2018 by revealing th...