Cool it Buffalo, Kirk Cousins is better than Josh Allen

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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Is Josh Allen a better football player than the Minnesota Vikings quarterback?

The answer is no, in short. There is a truckload of evidence to disprove this irrational (and increasingly popular) talking point. The Minnesota Vikings signal-caller is entering his ninth season while Josh Allen will embark on his third campaign. The two men are at vastly different junctures of their respective careers.

It is to be expected that Buffalo Bills loyalists are wildly excited about their young quarterback. He has a slingshot for an arm that can launch the football downfield. Allen is mobile and he seems to improvise well. And, in his early days in the NFL, he performs admirably in clutch situations.

Yet, the not-so-quiet whispers from Buffalo, New York, enumerate that Allen is currently a better quarterback than Kirk Cousins.

In terms of coherent thought, this is akin to stating, as fact, that Sam Darnold is a superior quarterback to Aaron Rodgers. Both comparisons jump the gun and strangely ignore statistical evidence.

Allen could develop into a more successful player than Cousins. He has the physical tools to mature into this role. He just isn’t there yet. Allen undoubtedly has time to grow into an upper-echelon field general. But proclaiming that he already is in that class is foolhardy.

Let’s go over three reasons why the Bills faithful must pump the brakes on the better-than-Cousins chatter.