Jordan Addison Has Kirk Cousins’ Trust
Jordan Addison was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings no. 23 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft and head coach Kevin O’Connell knew immediately he had gotten a starting-caliber player. But he still had to prove that to his teammates, most importantly, his QB Kirk Cousins.
Jordan Addison impressed Kirk Cousins early, often
Then training camp hit and, even as Addison dealt with injuries, his receiving talent became apparent to anyone paying attention, including Cousins. The kid can play. He’s fast, twitchy, runs one hell of a route and plays bigger than his size when the ball is up in the air.
When asked about his new wide receiver on Wednesday, Kirk Cousins gushed about what he’s seen from Addison since training camp kicked off.
"Well he's just been a capable player all of training camp. He continues to make athletic plays, show that he's just a natural receiver, the way he runs routes and catches the football." – QB Kirk Cousins on what tells him WR Jordan Addison is ready for Week 1. pic.twitter.com/Bidn5kVPig— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 6, 2023
“Well [Jordan Addison] has just been a capable player all of training camp he continues to make athletic plays and show that he’s just a natural receiver and the way he runs routes and the way he catches the football. So I’m excited to get him out there in the real deal and get him involved and excited to you know see him become a part of our offense and and another weapon to use in addition to so many other great players.”Kirk Cousins (video above)
Addison looks like the real deal
There’s a reason why Addison racked up over 3,000 yards during his 3-year college career, including a 100 REC, 1,593 YDS and 17 TD season as a sophomore at Pittsburgh, before transferring to USC for his junior campaign. If you drafted Jordan Addison in your fantasy football league then this clip from Cousins has to make you feel confident about your pick.
JORDAN ADDISON 🤯 pic.twitter.com/3Jo2jiwlYG— vikesinsider (@vikesinsider) August 24, 2023
The Vikings official Twitter account has hinted at a possible “Three Deep 2.0“, a reference to the original threesome from the late 90’s that included Randy Moss, Cris Carter and Jake Reed. If Justin Jefferson, KJ Osborn and Addison can provide near the excitement and productivity those passing attacks did, the Vikings should walk through the NFC North this season.
We’ll find out starting Sunday at noon, when the Vikings open their 2023 season at home vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan