7 of the most ludicrous myths about Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

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Cousins makes too much money

For better or worse, NFL quarterbacks make gobs of money. They are considered the standard-bearer of each team. The accountability, glory, and blame are propelled in the direction of the signal-caller. It wasn’t always this way. When Trent Dilfer won a Super Bowl in 2000, the general population understood that football was a team game and that a quarterback was one player out of 53.

Not anymore. We perceive quarterbacks as ground-strokers at Wimbledon pitted against one another. Mahomes vs. Rodgers. Watson vs. Tannehill. You know the drill.

Because of this mentality, quarterbacks earn the biggest paychecks, for the most part. Per average annual salary, Kirk Cousins is the league’s seventh-highest paid quarterback, effectively “tied” with Carson Wentz (whose contract extension has not kicked in yet). Cousins became purple and gold in 2018. Since that moment, Cousins’ passer rating ranks sixth in the business (103.2). That means that the NFL’s sixth highest-rated passer earns the seventh-most amount of dollars. Equal pay for equal work, eh?