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Vikings QB Kirk Cousins Named to 2022 Pro Bowl

Cousins is an injury replacement for Aaron Rodgers

EAGAN, Minn. — Kirk Cousins is headed to the Pro Bowl.

The Vikings quarterback was named to the 2022 Pro Bowl on Monday and will replace Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is unable to participate due to injury.

Cousins will participate in his third Pro Bowl, and second since joining the Vikings in 2018. He also made the game in 2019.

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Cousins completed 372 of 561 passes (66.3 percent) for 4,221 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 16 starts in 2021.

Cousins produced a passer rating of 103.1 in 2021, which tied with Russell Wilson for the fourth-best mark in the league among all qualified quarterbacks.

The 2021 season also marked the fourth straight time that Cousins finished in the top 10 in passer rating at the end of the season.

Cousins started strong, throwing for 918 yards and eight scores in the first three games of the season. He was consistently solid through the middle of the season but did hit some rough patches down the stretch as the Vikings tried to claw their way into a playoff berth.

Cousins threw just two interceptions in the first 10 games of 2021 but threw five picks in his final six games. The 2022 season is the final year of his current deal.

Cousins is one of five Vikings who are now slated to play in the Pro Bowl, along with Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook, Harrison Smith and Brian O'Neill.

The 2022 Pro Bowl will be held Sunday in Las Vegas.