Packers' Aaron Rodgers Replaced by Vikings' Kirk Cousins on 2022 NFL Pro Bowl Roster

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 31, 2022

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is headed to the Pro Bowl after replacing Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers on the roster. 

Rodgers is unable to participate due to an unspecified injury.

Cousins finished 2021 with 4,221 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions, good for a 103.1 passer rating that tied for fourth in the NFL among qualified players. 

Rodgers led the NFL with a 111.9 rating after totaling 4,115 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He was named first-team All-Pro and is a favorite to win the league's Most Valuable Player Award for the second year in a row.

His team also suffered a disappointing playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers, ruining the Packers' chance at competing for a Super Bowl despite a 13-4 season. With uncertainty surrounding his future with the team, the 13-10 loss might have been the last time we see Rodgers wear a Packers helmet. 

Cousins will take advantage, earning his third career Pro Bowl selection and his second with the Vikings.

With just one more year on his current contract, the 33-year-old could use the resume boost as he looks ahead at his future in the NFL.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady and Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray were the other NFC quarterbacks selected to the Pro Bowl.