Kirk Cousins Addresses His Viral Shirtless Celebration on Monday Night ManningCast

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Kirk Cousins is seriously wondering what more he’s got to do to continue his viral stardom. Obviously, the Minnesota quarterback needs to win games and add to his dance moves.

Cousins made an appearance for the ManningCast during Monday Night Football. And the Manning brothers, Peyton and Eli, went with the obvious question. How about those dance moves?

“If we keep winning these away games I don’t know where it’s going to end up,” he said. “I’m kind of nervous.”

If you haven’t been paying attention to all these NFL viral moments, Outsider has got you covered. Cousins has been showing off his moves on Viking flights coming back from away games. With every road win, he puts on another chunky chain and adds to the dance. It really is all about the chains.

It started a month ago when the team was returning from a game in London. “They sort of turned first class into a nightclub,” Cousins recalled.

Then his teammates started throwing more chains at him. “And it turned into a Halloween costume back home in Minnesota.”

Now, it’s become an NFL thing. Even ESPN reporter Adam Schefter got in on the shirtless Kirk Cousins dance on national TV. This is what it looked like Sunday night on a trip home from Washington. “How do you top it?” asked Cousins.

The Mannings weren’t finished with Kirk Cousins and the dancing. After all, the ManningCast isn’t solely about football action. ESPN found clips of the Vikings quarterback doing the Griddy dance. Cousins has more plans for that move, although he’ll never rival Justin Jefferson.

“I definitely set the Griddy back a few years,” he admitted. “If I get a rushing touchdown, I can do one and show my improvement I have there on the Griddy.”

Don’t expect the Griddy to come that soon. Cousins has rushed for two touchdowns this season. The last one came Oct. 9 against the Chicago Bears. But it was a special score, since it proved to be the winning touchdown.

We’re sure when he dusts off the Griddy, it’ll go viral.