Usually, when Michael Irvin is saying things so outlandish, it has something to do with his Dallas Cowboys. This time, he’s speaking craziness about another player on another team.
The 2022 NFL season kicks off in just over 24 hours as the Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills in what promises to be one of the best games of the year.
Before the games begin, the NFL GameDay crew revealed their MVP picks.
Rich Eisen and Steve Mariucci both picked Bills quarterback Josh Allen while Cynthia Frelund and Rachel Bonnetta both selected Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Kurt Warner went with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Then there is Irvin, who went with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The Minnesota Vikings are entering Year 1 with coach Kevin O’Connell, who’s prioritizing building a relationship with quarterback Kirk Cousins.
“I want him to feel as involved as he’s ever been in an offense and how we build it and how we’re going to try to attack opponents and I think that’s very, very important,” O’Connell said in an interview with Mad Dog Sports Radio. “If him and I are on the same page he can be an extension of me and vice versa. I can be an extension of him to our football team in a lot of ways that only enhance his ability to just authentically be himself, lead us and then just go play, because he’s a talented guy, man.”
The 34-year-old is entering his fifth season as the Vikings’ quarterback
Cousins finished 2021 with 4,221 passing yards, 33 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a 103.1 quarterback rating, completing 66.3% of his throws.
The team went 8-9 last year, which led to the ouster of longtime coach Mike Zimmer.