Rodgers is a super-sized padder of stats compared to Cousins
During his NFL career, Kirk Cousins has passed for 24,107 yards. Of this total, 2,405 of the yards (10 percent) have accrued when the score margin in the game is 17 points or greater.
Aaron Rodgers has passed for 46,946 yards in his career and 6,047 of his total yards (13 percent) have come when the score margin in the matchup is 17 points or greater.
With that, let’s enter the realm of “if you remember nothing else from this article, remember this” territory.
If the narrative is going to be (or even hinted at) that Cousins is a quarterback who inflates his statistics during garbage time, then Rodgers, too, is a culprit and even surpasses the Vikings passer in doing so.
The irrefutable proof is in the aforementioned numbers. It is either both men are padders of stats or neither man is a padder of stats. It cannot be one without the other.
Each pundit, fan, or football personality just has to decide if 10-13 percent is a worthy threshold for assigning a “garbage time” moniker.