Kirk Cousins voted as the most overrated quarterback in the NFL

(Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

According to an anonymous survey of 85 defensive players from around the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback is viewed as the most overrated in the league.

For the Minnesota Vikings, the 2018 season didn’t exactly go according to plan. Expectations included visions of an appearance in the Super Bowl and the Vikings didn’t even end up making it into the playoffs.

A big reason for these lofty expectations was due to Minnesota adding quarterback Kirk Cousins to their roster last offseason. With Cousins as their starter, some felt that he was the missing piece to the Vikings finally capturing a Vince Lombardi trophy.

However, Minnesota and their new quarterback made too many mistakes throughout the season that ultimately prevented them from accomplishing their championship goal.

Despite the Vikings’ struggles, Cousins still put up some pretty big numbers. In 16 games, the Minnesota quarterback completed 70.1 percent of his passes for 4,298 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

Even with his impressive stats though, some around the NFL aren’t convinced that Cousins is guy they would want starting under center for their franchise.

In a recent survey conducted by The Athletic, the Vikings signal-caller was voted as the most overrated quarterback in the league. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers was selected as the NFL’s most underrated signal-caller.

Participating in the survey were 85 defensive players from 25 teams around the league. Clearly none of them are too fond of Cousins and his production over the past few years.

So the most overrated quarterback is one who threw for 30 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards and the one who was voted as the most underrated is a guy whose team lost seven of their final eight games of the season?

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Apparently this made sense to those who took the survey.