Kyle Brandt Picks Kirk Cousins as ’22 MVP in Greatest Morning TV Segment in History

Kyle Brandt - Good Morning Football on NFL Network

Kyle Brandt is really good at his job and he is 1/4 of the reason why Good Morning Football on NFL Network has become go-to morning entertainment for football fans across the country. Even better, GMFB devotes more time to the Minnesota Vikings than any national sports show since 2009 SportsCenter when and after Brett Favre touched down at MSP Airport.

But on Wednesday morning, in possibly the greatest live moment in TV history, Brandt cemented himself into the hearts and souls of Vikings fans forever. In a predictions segment he does before every season, Kyle Brandt went out of body, tucked in his purple #8 jersey and picked Kirk Cousins to win the 2022 Most Valuable Player.

MVP Kirk Cousins (Warning: Video may cause Vikings fans to run through nearest wall)

“My favorite type of MVP comes up every so often and it’s the totally unforseen, head-scratcher, ‘what the heck’ type of MVP. And there’s always a recurring theme in the head scratcher-types. Right coach, right receiver…”

Ladies and gentlemen, I see, from a higher view, of the right coach and the right weapons and I believe the MVP family is going to have a new family member. They’re going to have a new father, they’re going to have a new brother, they’re going to HAVE A NEW COUSIN! AND KIRK COUSINS IS GOING TO BE THE NFL MVP AND YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT I’VE GOT THIS JERSEY TUCKED-IN! JUST LIKE HE WOULD! WITH A FANNY PACK AND SNACKS AND MAPS AND AN MVP TROPHY! ARE YOU READY FOR THIS (points to screen)?

THAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR! WHEN SPF MEETS MVP, KIRK COUSINS IS GOING TO TAKE THIS THING! HE HAS THE WEAPONS, HE HAS THE EXPERIENCE, HE HAS THE NEW COACH WHO IS GOING TO UNLOCK THE ENTIRE THING!” – Kyle Brandt – GMFB (NFL Network)

Kirk Cousins Awakening

Can someone get me a cigarette and just inject this entire segment directly into my veins. I might watch it on repeat for the rest of the day. Might have to get out the old VCR and record this segment over my parents’ wedding or my own first communion, just because it deserves that kind of treatment.

With purple kool-aid flowing through his veins, Brandt points to Rich Gannon (2002) and Matt Ryan (2016) of MVPs past. How the right coaching and the right receivers can create the perfect MVP mixture. And how Kevin O’Connell, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and friends are those perfect ingredients for a 2022 Kirk Cousins explosion.

I went to battle for Kirk Cousins yesterday. I want to believe the hype that’s building in my soul on Cousins + O’Connell. Yet, my Minnesota Sports Fan syndrome was held me back. I’ve been burned too many times by over-optimism entering a season. Not anymore, though. I’m diving directly into the passenger seat of Kyle Brandt’s Kirk Cousins hype train. Choo Choo mother frigger.

Kirk Cousins, with the tucked in jersey! SKOL Vikes! Kirk, I love you, I see you, blast the Creed and drive the mini-van, we’re winning MVP! That’s my call! That’s my call! It feels good, it feels good!” – Kyle Brandt – GMFB (NFL Network)

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan