Kirk Cousins Asks for Vikings Mascot History Lesson on Twitter

Quarterback Kirk Cousins asked for Minnesota Vikings mascot history lesson on Twitter.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins asked for Minnesota Vikings mascot history lesson on Twitter. / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Kirk Cousins seems to be enjoying his offseason so far. He mentioned to his Twitter followers that he was going through some old game tape when he was surprised to find a mascot he never knew existed. An answer given out by Vikings fans could immediately be found in the replies.

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The big purple dinosaur Cousins was seeing on his screen was none other than Vikadontis Rex. He was the official mascot of the Vikings Childrens' fund and the team for most of the 1990s. Vikadontis Rex participated in the 1995 Celebrity Mascot Olympics before being retired before the 2000 season.

Cousins already knew about Viktor the Viking, who has been the team's primary mascot since the start of the 2007 season. His long golden locks and bright purple helmet makes him easy to find in Bank of America stadium. Viktor has an ability to resonate with the younger fans in the crowd.

The veteran signal-caller also gave a shoutout to Ragnar. Ragnar was the only NFL mascot who appeared as an actual human for over two decades and got the crowd riled up before games by entering on his motorcycle. He was eventually released in 2015 after his contract came to an end.

If anything, it's clear that using Twitter to find out about your own team's history is a viable solution. The Vikings will look to get back to the playoffs this upcoming season for the first time since 2019 and currently have odds set at +3900 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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