Despite an impressive 2019 season, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback is still constantly disrespected.
After a disappointing outcome to the 2018 campaign, the pressure was on Kirk Cousins as he prepared for his second season with the Minnesota Vikings. Cousins responded by having arguably his most impressive year in the NFL and leading the Vikings back to the playoffs.
Last season, the Minnesota quarterback finished with the league’s fifth-best completion percentage, sixth-best touchdown percentage, and fourth-best passer rating while also throwing for 3,603 yards and 26 touchdowns.
With numbers like this, one would assume Cousins would be among the top-rated quarterbacks in the latest version of the Madden video game franchise, right? Well, not so fast my friend.
Video game doesn’t regard the Minnesota Vikings quarterback as one of the 10 best in the NFL
Madden recently released the 10-best quarterback ratings in this year’s version of the game and the group did not include Cousins. The guys over at Bleeding Purple attempted to figure out why the Vikings passer wasn’t included and which quarterbacks have a rating that is way too high.
They agree that there’s an argument to be made that Cousins deserves a rating higher than guys like Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz, who are both among the 10-highest rated passers in the latest version of Madden.
Then the discussion turned to the top five, which surprisingly features Drew Brees and Tom Brady. Both Brees and Brady have already been showing signs of decline and their ratings seem to be a bit too high, especially since someone like Deshaun Watson is rated lower than both of them.
Should Cousins be included in the top 10? Probably, but Watson should be rated higher than Brees and Brady at the very least.