In his first season as quarterback with the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins has managed to find instant chemistry with wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
The Vikings have targeted Thielen 124 times and Diggs 114 times, setting them up to finish the season with more than 100 receptions and 10 touchdowns each.
‘They’re doing their job and executing the plays correctly’
Through the Vikings’ 6-4-1 start, Thielen leads the NFL with 93 catches for 1,138 yards and eight touchdowns, while Diggs ranks fifth with 79 receptions for 790 yards and six touchdowns.
“I think it became a little easier to get on the same page and have a lot of production when they’re getting open”
“Well, you tend to develop a rapport with good players,” Cousins told Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on Movin’ The Chains. “So, I think it became a little easier to get on the same page and have a lot of production when they’re getting open, and they’re doing their job and executing the plays correctly. And a lot of it goes back to our coaches and their scheme. They’re trying to put those guys in a position to be successful, and give them a chance to make plays and put their talents on display.
‘It’s really the coach’s job to put them in the progression’
“And so, I tend to just go on my reads, take me where the progression takes me. And it’s really the coach’s job to put them in the progression and in the reads where they’re going to have a high likelihood of getting the football.”
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