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Cousins wants to take game to 'next level'

Vikings quarterback is looking to make adjustments to his game.

EAGAN, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins wants to take his game to the next level and is getting a little help from the team’s analytics department.

He asked them to look at both the good and the bad plays that were happening on the field last year, Cousins plan on using that information to become better this season.

“I’m pretty much a .500 quarterback in my career so far. I don’t think that’s why you are brought in or people are excited about you. If I don’t play well, if I don’t have gaudy statistics but we win multiple playoff games this year the narrative will be that I went to the next level. I may not walk off the field everyday field feeling like I did but if we win that’s the life of a quarterback. If I did have the best year of my career in 2019, but we’re 8-8, I didn’t go to the next level. So that’s the reality of it."

Cousins spoke after Wednesday’s minicamp practice at TCO Performance Center in Eagan. The Vikings will hold one more practice on Thursday and then will be off until training camp starts in late July.