Cousins’ season totals stand at 11 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, the latter of which leads the NFL. He admitted that continued turnover woes could lead to an eventual change at quarterback.
“The reality is if the pace I’m on in terms of the interceptions, if that were to continue, I won’t finish the season,” Cousins told reporters, according to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin. “I won’t – you know what I mean? There’s a little bit of, ‘You got to improve.’ Whether it’s them telling me, ‘Hey, we gotta improve,’ or them pulling me; we got to get better.
“That’s what the rest of the season will be about for me, is trying to protect the football as best I can. Because when you turn the ball over, it really hurts your chances to win. I know that. I just need to improve as we look ahead to the rest of the season.”
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he never considered benching Cousins during Sunday’s loss, but the veteran passer said that limiting interceptions will be his primary focus during the Week 7 bye.
“I need to correct it,” Cousins said. “I need to finish the season with a different story, regarding the interceptions, so that’s something I need to improve with the remaining games we have. I don’t know that I’d limit it to the interceptions. I think it’s just the entire offensive performance. It’s just, I need to be better, we need to be better.”
Minnesota currently sits last in the NFC North at 1-5.