Moments after Minnesots kicker Greg Joseph booted a game-winning 54-yard field goal through the uprights, Cousins approached Zimmer.
The Vikings quarterback approached Zimmer, shouted something and got into a shoving match. It appeared both were simply hyped up after a win. Others speculated there was something more to it.
On Monday, Zimmer shot down the rumors saying his shoving match with Cousins actually had some animosity attached to it.
“He came over and said, ‘You Like That’ and shoved me and I shoved him back,” Zimmer said.
Zimmer added: “It’s all good.”
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he liked the way that Kirk Cousins showed emotion with him yesterday. "He came over and said, "You Like That" and shoved me and I shoved him back." Zimmer said "it's all good."
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) October 11, 2021
Here’s a look at the interaction:
Kirk Cousins and Mike Zimmer sure have a weird way of celebrating 😳😬
— Stadium (@Stadium) October 10, 2021
What say you?
It’s more than likely that Kirk Cousins and Mike Zimmer were simply celebrating a thrilling win.
Cousins reaffirmed it was nothing more than a celebration following the win.
“Oh, I was just celebrating with him,” Cousins said. “I was just fired up.”
Been getting a lot of questions about what happened in the clip below. Cousins said postgame when asked about this interaction: "Oh, I was just celebrating with him. I was just fired up."
Lot of emotion on the sidelines. Things get wonky. I don't think it's more than that. https://t.co/gCUCvkjjBw
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) October 10, 2021
Zimmer added that Cousins’ display of emotion is exactly what he wants to see from his starting quarterback.
“Honestly he’s doing exactly what I want him to do,” Zimmer said. “He’s being a leader, he’s being vocal, he’s showing emotion.”
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 11, 2021
It looks like there’s nothing more to see here.
Cousins was fired up after a thrilling comeback win. So was Zimmer. Let’s leave it at that.