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Kirk Cousins eviscerated over memorabilia giveaway tweet

Kirk Cousins took to Twitter earlier this week to post a poll asking fans to select what item of signed memorabilia he should give away. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback could not have predicted the kind of snark his innocent-enough tweet would provoke.

The tweet offered up the options of signed jersey, signed football, signed mini-helmet or other.

A review of the comments left on the tweet, which appear primarily left by embittered Vikings fans, made it clear they were not too happy with Cousins’ first season in purple. The New York Post compiled a worthwhile summary that embodies the overall theme of the snarkiest troll-jobs.

“Giveaway anything but the ball”

“How about you give the Vikings back $33 mil”

“Your contract”

“Give yourself away to another team!”

“Some of that CAP SPACE”

Or, the most prescient: “This is not gonna end well for you.”

Cousins, fresh off signing a three-year contract worth a guaranteed $84 million, had a relatively underwhelming 2018 season. While Cousins put up decent statistical numbers, backbreaking turnovers and a failure to rise to the occasion in big games led the Vikings to an underwhelming 8-7-1 campaign, despite the belief his signing improved the team’s Super Bowl aspirations after reaching the NFC title game the previous season.

Despite the disappointing 2018 campaign, Cousins appears eager to make good on the promise of success predicted when he joined the team.

“I wish the 2019 season started tomorrow,” Cousins recently stated, via NFL.com. “I’m ready to go and make amends for 2018. It’s been frustrating to know I have to sit here for whatever it is, seven or eight months before we get back at it.

“It has been a tough January for me. I haven’t been sleeping well, that kind of a thing, because, yeah, it just left a bad taste in my mouth the way the season finished up.”

The responses to his tweet, if he read them, probably won’t help, either.