Kansas City Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes continues to change the game both on the field and off of it, as he has left a lasting impact on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.
In the Netflix documentary “Quarterback,” Cousins and Mahomes were two of the three quarterbacks showcased throughout the 2022 NFL season, with both star players having different paths to the NFL playoffs while dealing with a number of bumps and bruises along the way.
In the end, Mahomes and the Chiefs prevailed, with Kansas City winning its second Super Bowl title in the Andy Reid era and the superstar quarterback further adding to his legacy as one of the greatest to ever play the position.
Cousins took notice of how Mahomes took care of his body during the documentary, and as an older quarterback that has dealt with his fair of injuries, he has decided to change things up, according to Alec Lewis of The Athletic.
#Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said that he was fascinated by Patrick Mahomes’ steadfast work with @bobbystroupe during the season, which was showcased in the doc. Cousins even said he has now hired a bodywork staffer full-time for the season to maximize his window in NFL.
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) July 25, 2023
During the documentary, Cousins and Mahomes can be seen playing through some excruciating pain as the Chiefs superstar dealt with a nagging ankle issue throughout the playoffs and the Vikings starter battled through a rib injury.
It’ll be interesting to see when Cousins changes his approach throughout the season by taking notes on how Mahomes prepares himself every week if it pays off for the veteran quarterback and the Vikings as they try to get over the hump during the postseason.
With the pressure on in Minnesota, it could be the last year the Vikings run with Cousins as their starter if they fail to succeed in the postseason, especially with wide receiver Justin Jefferson in his prime.NEXT: Vikings GM Shares Update On Justin Jefferson Contract Talks