Saints Defender Pokes Fun at Kirk Cousins

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports.

Gotta have a little fun at Kirk Cousins’ expense, right?

Many do it, but it’s not totally clear why. Perhaps it’s because teams led by Cousins have won just one playoff game in his eight seasons as a full-time starter.

Saints Defender Pokes Fun at Kirk Cousins

And this week, New Orleans Saints pass rusher Cameron Jordan was the latest to rib Cousins, evident in a video posted to Twitter by Bleacher Report.

Saints Defender Pokes
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports.

In a bit of a whimsical rant at Von Miller’s pass-rushing summit, Jordan described the difference between acting slow and fast as a decision-maker. He claimed fast movements but poor choices often lead to success, while slow-but-good decisions are detrimental — or at least that seemed to be his theory.

Jordan said to peers, “In this game, everybody knows a fast, wrong decision could be a right decision. And a fast, right decision — you’re a winner. And a slow, right decision — get your ass on the bench. Because there’s somebody out there gonna be moving at a different speed. Slow, right decisions — we love ’em. Call ’em Kirk Cousins‘.”

Labeled Deep
Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

Here’s the video:

Cousins tied an NFL single-season record in 2022, generating 8 game-winning drives en route to the Vikings first division title since 2017. His late-game decision-making — evidently too slow for Jordan but good enough to win games — was applauded and kept Minnesota afloat as the team’s defense ranked 30th in points allowed.

The summit wasn’t the first time that Jordan has chided Cousins. Before his team lost to Cousins’ Vikings in the 2019 playoffs, he told The Rich Eisen Show, “At times, Cousins looks to be a very proficient quarterback.”

Eisen then followed up, “And others, not so much. Is that what you’re saying?”

Jordan backpedaled, “Um, I’m going to stick to the first statement.”

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Cousins delivered a walk-off touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph days after Jordan’s comments to Rich Eisen, as the Vikings defeated New Orleans in the postseason for the second time in three seasons. Jordan apparently has a low opinion of Cousins, evidenced by the 2019 commentary and this week’s slow-decision-maker criticism.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports.

Jordan is an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro, so he certainly has the clout to opine on NFL matters — or dish out a few shots at quarterbacks. Cousins just happens to be a favorite target.

He’s also the son of former Vikings tight end Steve Jordan, the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving yards among TEs.

The Vikings play Jordan’s Saints on November 12th and U.S. Bank Stadium, so Cousins can showcase his slow-but-right skills then, with Jordan owning a front-row seat.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

All statistics provided by Pro Football Reference / Stathead; all contractual information provided by OverTheCap.com.

Share: