September 5, 2018
Minnesota Vikings’ Brett Jones (61) practices at the NFL football teams practice facility in Eagen, Minn., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Vikings center Pat Elflein was held out of the entire preseason while rehabbing from ankle and shoulder surgeries, putting his availability for the opener in doubt. If he’s not cleared to play, either Brett Jones or Danny Isidora would snap the ball to Kirk Cousins. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)
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EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings will show off their shiny new quarterback in the season opener, formally turning over the on-field leadership of a team built for Super Bowl contention to Kirk Cousins and his fully guaranteed $84 million contract.