Questions Answered: Josh Rosen in the House, Weird Cousins Slander, the White Out

The following questions are about current Minnesota Vikings topics, answered by PurplePTSD. Today is the December 20th edition, addressed in a from-the-hip fashion. Today, we tackle Josh Rosen in the house, the weird Cousins slander from last weekend’s comeback, and the upcoming Week 16 white-out. If you have questions, please email them to

Also, please note: These are opinion-based responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll try to keep that to a minimum.

Questions Answered: Josh Rosen in the House, Weird Cousins Slander, the White Out

Q: I didn’t see the Josh Rosen move coming. How do you feel about that?

Rosen in the House
Jan 2, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Josh Rosen. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

A: Well, he’ll live on the practice squad like a David Blough or Nate Stanley type. You’ll virtually never see him.

The Vikings need an emergency QB3 for the upcoming playoff push, and Rosen, a former 1st-Rounder, is a reasonable QB3. If he sticks around after the season, you may get a look at him in the summer and preseason next year.

Rosen joining the Vikings shouldn’t be considered a breaking-news deal. He’s in Minnesota in case of emergency. If Kirk Cousins gets hurt — that rarely, if ever, happens — Nick Mullens is the next man up. And if Mullens gets injured after that, then it’s Rosen time.

We have no qualms with the signing.

Q: What’s with all the Kirk Cousins slander after the huge comeback? What am I missing?

Dec 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.

A: Welcome to the Kirk Cousins experience.

Sam Monson from Pro Football Focus said about Cousins’ efforts on Saturday, “People are complaining about Kirk Cousins’ [PFF grade] in this game. Cousins didn’t do that much in this game. Like he didn’t start driving this comeback with a bunch of big-time throws and amazing play and stuff.”

Cousins had 417 passing yards and 4 touchdowns in the 2nd Half against the Colts. He orchestrated the largest comeback in NFL history.

Anyone who discounts Cousins’ performance is a person you should no longer take seriously. Plain and simple.

Q: Is it correct that fans are supposed to wear all-white on Christmas Eve versus the Giants? Or is it just the players wearing their white uniforms?

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Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports.

A: Both.

Fans especially are encouraged to wear all-white for effect. It creates a cool effect in the stadium and is a first-of-its-kind thing in the NFL. Penn State University has done it in the past.

Vikings players will wear white everything, so the event is extended to fans. Find your fanciest white Vikings apparel, and head to U.S. Bank Stadium on this frigid Saturday.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).