Everson Griffen slams Kirk Cousins, suggests Mike Zimmer didn't want the QB


January 12, 2021

Former Minnesota Vikings player, now Detroit Lions defensive end Everson Griffen (98), greeted his former head coach Mike Zimmer at the end of the fourth quarter. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com

Former Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen re-opened questions about the Vikings' 2018 offseason quarterback search over the weekend, tweeting – then deleting and apologizing – a negative opinion about Kirk Cousins and suggesting Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer never wanted Cousins on the Vikings in the first place.

"Ask ZIMMER if he wanted Kirk?????," Griffen said in the second of three tweets, adding in his final tweet: "He will tell you the truth??? Who wanted Kirk Cousins???? Take your guess???"

Though Griffen never answer his own question, the obvious insinuation/guess is that it was Vikings GM Rick Spielman who ultimately got his way when the Vikings pursued and signed Cousins to a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million deal (one that has subsequently been extended through 2022).



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