The Minnesota Vikings are 1-1 through their first two games, but there are still concerns over the play of quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The Vikings signed Cousins to a three-year, $84 million deal before last season, the entirety of which is guaranteed. They're paying him like a big-money quarterback, but thus far, he hasn't delivered like one.
In Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers, Cousins was 14-of-32 for 230 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Even in Minnesota's Week 1 win, Cousins wasn't a factor, throwing just 10 passes while completing eight for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Speaking with the media today, the eight-year vet was upfront about the need for him to play better.
Sean Mannion is the only other quarterback currently on the Vikings' roster. The team obviously does not want him to have to replace Cousins.
Still, Cousins has to play better. His reputation as a pro quarterback is one of a guy who shows flashes and is relatively efficient, but doesn't show up in big moments.
That is a tough rep to get rid of, and only winning and playing well in some important games will start changing the narrative on Cousins.