After leading the Minnesota Vikings to a 26-20 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday, Quarterback Kirk Cousins said that he draws peace and strength from his faith – and, not from winning football games.
In a post-game interview, Cousins was asked how he has handled being publicly criticized for his past performance on the field.
Cousins responded that, with faith as the foundation of his life, he can always take comfort in the knowledge that “God’s still on the throne” – no matter what comes his way in life:
“You know, ultimately, it’s about team. And, I’m just trying to do my part for this team, help us win. And, you know, a quarterback carries weight – it comes with the job.
“And, you know, like you said, my faith is important to me. It’s the foundation of my life. And, ultimately, that’s where I gain my peace and strength.
“Win or lose today, God’s still on the throne. And, I take comfort in that.”