Skip to comments.It's up to Kirk Cousins to prove he's not an $84 million bust
Posted on 12/13/2018 8:42:06 AM PST by C19fan
Last January, Case Keenum threw 20 incompletions, threw two picks, and threw away what felt like a Super Bowl in the cold of the NFC championship game in Philadelphia.
The Minnesota Vikings saw their quarterback get outdueled by Eagles backup Nick Foles, dashing the dream of hosting the Super Bowl. Afterward, the franchise focused on a single thing get a quarterback, just about any quarterback, at just about any price.
All the other pieces were there, they believed.
So they went out and got Kirk Cousins, for $84 million over three years, convincing him to come to Minnesota because of how close the Vikings were to winning everything.
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Seattle Cheathawks owned him..............
Third rate quarterback, first rate agent.
Kirk Cousins is also an outspoken Christian. Yahoo and critics KNOW this. If you think the QB has been the only problem in Minnesota you would be wrong.
BTW. Except for one of the worst defensive plays in NFL history they don’t even win one playoff game last year.
He was OK at Michigan State, but not $84 million worth of OK.
I have never understood the hype about Cousins. He seems, to me, a perfectly serviceable middle-of-the-pack NFL QB. The Vikings voluntarily gave him all that money. I think they have gotten the real Kirk Cousins in return. So Cousins has not been Joe Montana, but the Vikings' issues are deeper and wider than Cousins.
It’s unbelievable that the coach hated Keenum all the way through his run. Then they got rid of him, spent way too much on a QB that’s never been better than OK, has an epicly bad record against winning team. And of course in a hard capped league when you give one player a lot of money you’ve got to trim talent. So over all as a team they just aren’t as good as they were last year. Sabotaged by their GM and coach.
Seems like most NFL teams these days want to designate anyone who steps behind center as a franchise QB and pay them big money. Well guess what, not all QB’s are franchise QB’s, some need a strong supporting cast to successfully function. I would’ve given Cousins 15-18 million max and spend the rest on some better skill players on offense.
his faith has nothing to do with him being 4-24 against teams with a winning record. He is simply not a good QB.
Vikings just can never seem to come up with a good quarterback.
How many busts have they had since they came into the league?
I am always curious when a team loss is laid at the feet of the QB. If the O-Line is good, the QB can do some amazing things. The Vikings O-Line was terrible, just as Seattle’s O-Line was terrible most of this year (still have no idea why Ifedi is playing in the NFL).
Cousins is an above average QB but his offensive line does little to give him the extra seconds needed for him to develop a good play.
Apparently the problem is that this type of player is so rare that it costs you $84 million to sign one of them these days.
Warren Moon may have been the best they ever had, but he was only there for a few years.
There are only two quarterbacks that are not busts each year,the two that play on the super bowl.
Tommy Kramer was pretty good. So was Daunte Culpepper.
Stats since 2012:
G Comp% Yards TD Int Fumble Rating
75 66.5 19,904 123 64 27 94.6
G Comp% Yards TD Int Fumble Rating
109 64 24,964 190 62 39 100
How would Cousins have done with Seattle and that Defense?
How would Wilson have done with Washington.
The stats are pretty comparable.
My point: IT ISN’T JUST ABOUT QB
Otherwise Aaron Rodgers would have more than just 1 Super Bowl Title.
They were both good, but I don’t think either one of them was the kind of player you immediately associate with the team as one of their great QBs. I don’t think either one of them was a truly dominant QB among their peers in the NFL.
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