Dirty phrase recently used to describe Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

(Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins /

NBC Sports’ Chris Simms recently revealed where Minnesota Vikings signal-caller Kirk Cousins landed on his list of the top 40 quarterbacks in the NFL.

When it comes to figuring out where Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ranks among the rest of the starting signal-callers in the NFL, it’s certainly not an easy task.

Cousins is one of the most confusing quarterbacks in the entire league. Every season, he puts up impressive numbers, but then those numbers hardly ever translate to anything more than an average amount of success for whatever team he is playing for.

In 2022, the Vikings are hoping for a different result with Cousins. We should expect him to still put up some solid statistics, but Minnesota’s new coaching staff will be attempting to figure out how to use their quarterback’s production to help the team actually achieve some legitimate success next season.

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During the last few weeks, NBC Sports’ Chris Simms has been slowly revealing his current list of the top-40 quarterbacks in the NFL. Recently, Simms’ shared where he has Cousins ranked among the rest of the top signal-callers in the league.

In a spot that probably isn’t going to shock too many people, the current Vikings quarterback landed in the No. 16 slot. Cousins is ranked ahead of guys like Baker Mayfield and Carson Wentz, but he’s not as high on the list as Ryan Tannehill (No. 15) or Matt Ryan (No. 14).

When explaining why Cousins is at No. 16 on his list, Simms used an unpleasant phrase to describe the Minnesota signal-caller.

"“Kirk Cousins is the ultimate system quarterback.”"

“System quarterback” is one of the last phrases that anyone from the position group wants to hear used to describe their play on the field.

Essentially, it means that the success of someone like Cousins is mostly due to the coaching and offensive scheme that he’s being asked to run and less on the quarterback’s actual skill-set.

It’s an interesting phrase to describe Cousins since he’s put up good numbers in almost every offensive system that he’s been a part of. Most would likely assume that the success of a system quarterback is based on one specific offensive scheme, but that hasn’t been the case for Cousins during his career.

So there are certain aspects from the definition of a system quarterback that can be used to describe the current Vikings starting signal-caller. But to label Cousins the “ultimate system quarterback” isn’t something that seems completely accurate.

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