Kirk Cousins Posts … a Cryptic Tweet?

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They could be way off base, but some Minnesota Vikings fans believe Kirk Cousins is pulling off his best Stefon Diggs impersonation.

Diggs tweeted strange things as his tenure wound down in Minnesota four years ago and eventually landed with the Buffalo Bills via trade.

Kirk Cousins Posts … a Cryptic Tweet?

On Tuesday, Cousins, who doesn’t tweet often, published a tweet on the X app that raised some eyebrows. The 35-year-old will be a free agent in March, and if the Vikings don’t extend his contract in the next nine weeks, he’ll hit the open market. Although, Cousins has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to leave Minnesota.

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Nevertheless, he tweeted Tuesday, “Amendola’s quote, ‘We worked for Bill, but we played for Tom’ from the Dynasty trailer is about as strong a compliment as a QB can receive.”

The quote references an upcoming New England Patriots-themed documentary on tap to hit Apple TV in February. Former wide receiver Danny Amendola had high praise for Tom Brady, with an after-the-fact tip of the cap to Bill Belichick.

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Here’s the full Cousins tweet:

Pertaining to Cousins, his teammates have praised him this season and early in the offseason while the team’s management must decide if he returns. Of course, the Vikings’ coaching staff and general manager have been complimentary of Cousins, too — basically forever — but if the front office decides to part ways with him, several players likely would’ve rather had him return for a seventh season in purple.

The so-called cryptic aspect of the tweet suggests that Cousins is applying the Amendola quote to his real-life situation in Minnesota.

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Daily Norseman’s Tyler Ireland replied to the Cousins tweet, “Interesting timing here, Kirk.”

John White opined, “Kirk is starting to make cryptic tweets about his incoming re-signing.”

Earlier this week, Vikings right tackle Brian O’Neill was asked about a possible Cousins reunion in 2024, and he replied, “Absolutely. Absolutely. One thousand million percent. That’s my guy. I’d tell anybody that. Ten-thousand percent. I love that guy.”

Justin Jefferson told reporters last week about the Vikings’ impending quarterback decision, “It’s not really in my control. I’m confident they’re going to make the right decision up there (front office). If it’s Kirk, perfect. If it’s whoever they choose, it’s not my decision.”

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins speaks before a joint practice with the Tennessee Titans in Eagan, Minn., Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. © Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK.

Cousins was lost for the season on October 29th at Lambeau Field, tearing his Achilles in a Vikings win that evened the season record at 4-4. He was on pace for 5,000 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 2023.

Some Vikings fans hope Cousins returns to the Twin Cities on a “team-friendly deal,” which, in reality, means about $30-$40 million per season.

Cousins will turn 36 in August.


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).

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