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Vikings Star Reveals His True Feelings On Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins celebrating during a Vikings game.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 14: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

There aren't many quarterbacks who receive as much criticism as Kirk Cousins does. Ever year, it feels like the veteran signal-caller is under fire.

During the latest episode of the "All Things Covered" podcast, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson shared his thoughts on Cousins' future with the team. Some analysts have speculated about Cousins' future in large part because the team will have a new regime in place for the 2022 season.

Regardless of what happens this offseason, Peterson made it clear that he's a big believer in Cousins.

"I would love to see Kirk finish it up here. I think he has a great rapport with Adam [Thielen] and with Justin [Jefferson], getting better with him each and every week, having the opportunity to be the fastest receiver in two years with that many [receiving] yards," Peterson said. "Obviously, Kirk was a big part of that."

Peterson also said that he believes Cousins is a great leader.

"I just think Kirk is a great leader, poised player, never really under duress in games," Peterson added on the podcast. "I just think he’s very, very chill."

Cousins had a productive season in Minnesota, completing 66.3 percent of his passes. He finished the year with 4,221 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

There's one year left on Cousins' contract. As of now, the Vikings owe him $35 million for the 2022 season.