Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is one of themThat’s despite a no-trade clause in his contract giving him the final say on potential moves ahead of the 2023 NFL trade . When asked Wednesday whether he would consider waiving that clause to broker a trade before the , Cousins sidestepped the question.
“You know, I’m very concerned about the Bears and they’re going to be 1-0 this week,” he said. tell reporters“Anything else is not worthy of my time, energy, or attention.”
It’s a notable non-answer considering Cousins has publicly stated in the past that he wants to stay with the Vikings and last year said he planned to retire in Minnesota.The 35-year-old signal-caller is off to a productive start in 2023 with a league-leading 13 touchdown passes and just four interceptions, but the Vikings are 1-4, star Wide receiver Justin Jefferson will missDue to the injury, Cousins’ contract will expire at the end of the season.
Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has been repeatedly noncommittal when asked about Cousins’ long-term future over the past year or so, and he reportedly turned down an offer from the quarterback’s camp this offseason. “Discounted” renewal. The Vikings also cut other high-priced veterans through much of 2023, including Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, Za’Darius Smith and Eric Kendricks.
One team that has been linked to Cousins: the New York Jets. Since losing starter Aaron Rodgers to a torn Achilles tendon in Week 1, the Jets have struggled offensively with former first-round pick Zach Wilson back under center.rogersJets head coach Robert Saleh repeatedly backed Wilson as a backup late in the 2023 season.But if New York really wants to keep its championship hopes alive, a quarterback like Cousins .