5 reasons why Kirk Cousins is currently better than Aaron Rodgers

(Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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The Minnesota Vikings quarterback has been performing better than his rival recently.

Could it be possible that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is currently better than Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers?

Yes, it is, but currently is the keyword for this analysis. The following will not be an attempt to convince anybody that Cousins has had a better NFL career to date than Rodgers. The longevity of Rodgers’ career and the success he has had as a whole supersedes accomplishments of the current Vikings quarterback, so far.

It should also be noted that the Packers starting signal-caller is entering the final phase of his career according to historical trends. If one believes he will follow the standard process of aging, his decline is relatively imminent and there are inklings of it now.

National punditry tends to not allow for much information that could be perceived as unfavorable to Rodgers. Yet, certain metrics are available in plain view that murmur little whispers of a performance-based drop-off.

Rodgers is still tremendously capable during game-on-the-line situations and this attribute is unlikely to ever exit his arsenal of skills. As for Cousins, he is supposed to be in his prime. So, in some ways, it is self-evident that a good quarterback in his prime is outperforming an aging veteran.

But the problem is that notable football personalities, largely, do not want to acknowledge it. So we’re about to do what they won’t and prove why Minnesota’s quarterback is currently better than the guy who has been Green Bay’s starting passer for more than a decade.