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Could Kirk Cousins Ditch Vikings for Falcons?



The Atlanta Falcons have several options to consider at the quarterback position this offseason. They should explore potential upgrades over Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke, both of whom have faced challenges this season.

According to ESPN, the Falcons could benefit from pursuing Minnesota Vikings free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. ESPN suggests that Cousins would be an excellent fit for Atlanta, especially under new offensive coordinator Zac Robinson, who previously worked with Sean McVay in Los Angeles. Cousins’ strengths in both play-action and dropback passing align well with Atlanta’s offensive scheme. Before his injury in Week 8, Cousins boasted a completion rate of 69.5% and had thrown 18 touchdowns to just five interceptions. His addition would enhance the Falcons’ offense, which already boasts promising young talent in Drake London, Kyle Pitts, and Bijan Robinson.

Despite being 35 years old and coming off a torn Achilles, Cousins’ performance in eight games for the Vikings this season showcased his potential for success. With ties to the city, including being married in Atlanta in 2014, Cousins could find a comfortable fit with the Falcons, closer to his wife Julie’s hometown.

While signing Cousins carries some risk, even a marginal improvement over Ridder and Heinicke could propel the Falcons into playoff contention. Cousins represents more than just a minor upgrade and could serve as a capable leader for the team. Although signing him may delay the search for a long-term franchise quarterback, the limited availability of top prospects in this year’s draft may make acquiring a seasoned veteran like Cousins a prudent decision for the Falcons.