The Minnesota Vikings clawed their way to 4-4 after starting the 2023 season 1-4. Then disaster struck against the Packers when Kirk Cousins suffered an apparent Achilles injury.
Cousins is now expected to miss the remainder of the season and with rookie Jaren Hall, an injured Nick Mullens and practice squad veteran Sean Mannion as the available options for the Vikings, prospects for the rest of the season aren't looking great.
Vikings fans need a hero. They're holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night. And his name is Tom Brady.
Vikings fans want Tom Brady to save Minnesota after Kirk Cousins injury
Brady turned 46 years old on Aug. 3. He retired, presumably for the last time, after going 8-9 with the Buccaneers in 2022. Still, the fact that he threw for the third-most yards in the league last season (more than Cousins) has made him the subject of lingering rumors about coming back to play.
The problem is Brady's efficiency was down considerably. His touchdown rate was the lowest of his career in any full season starting. His QBR was his worst recorded.
And, of course, there's the matter of his retirement. He's been consistent through the offseason saying he won't be coming back to play football. He's gone back on that in the past, but not after this much time.
So sorry Vikings fans, Brady isn't coming. But realistically, everyone knows that. They're just enjoying the dream before it fades away.
The Vikings drafted Hall in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He was Cousins' backup with Mullens on IR. Since the veteran will be unavailable until Week 10, Minnesota needs to figure out their plan at quarterback quick ahead of Week 9. The NFL trade deadline is coming up on Tuesday if they're not contend with their current options.
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