Most of the talking points surrounding Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins are false or exaggerated.
Had Minnesota Vikings loyalists or management been informed three or four years ago that the team would acquire a player a quarterback with a 103.2 passer rating, most would have thought, “Sweet, they traded for Deshaun Watson.” Of course, Watson is the signal-caller in Houston and the Vikings employ Kirk Cousins. But that is Cousins’ passer rating since joining the Vikings — 103.2.
Evidently, that is not good enough for the masses. Excuse after excuse, objection after objection is raised to question the legitimacy of Minnesota’s quarterback. It’s a daunting task to toss out a compliment pertaining to Cousins without detractors floating a “yeah, but” or “he isn’t Patrick Mahomes.” It’s particularly bizarre because the sports body politic doesn’t do that for Matthew Stafford, Kyler Murray, or Ryan Tannehill types.
Cousins hold the NFL’s sixth-best passer rating of all-time. Of the names ahead of him and those immediately below him, he is the only man that is beset by a make-believe asterisk. Although, Tony Romo, too, encountered his fair share of criticism, and he sits at No. 8 on the all-time passer rating list.
For Cousins, though, pundits and fans question if he is even good at all. Nevermind a top 10 passer in the league – some individuals do not view Cousins as remotely good. Let’s have a glance and the wildest myths surrounding the Vikings signal-caller.