Cousins is only good because of the weapons around him
Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson, and others within the Vikings offense are wonderful football players. All professional quarterbacks would benefit with this stable of talent at their disposal.
Yet, two things can be true. Those offensive weapons are upper-echelon. The quarterback is, as well. Cook, Thielen, and Jefferson are not solely superstars because Kirk Cousins is the man throwing the ball. Cousins is not a productive quarterback merely because Cook, Thielen, and Jefferson “make him look good.” The merger of these men is a marriage of resources, not an “if this, then that” system.
Cousins put up stratospheric numbers with limited weapons while in Washington. For instance, in 2017, he passed for 4,093 yards. His pass-catchers included Jamison Crowder, Vernon Davis, Josh Doctson, Terrelle Pryor, Jordan Reed, Kapri Bibbs, Ryan Grant, and Chris Thompson. Does that assembly of men scream Pro Bowl to you?
The 32-year-old Cousins will “get his” no matter the caliber of weapons. It’s just enhanced when superstar talent surrounds him.