Kirk Cousins has had a good season. Statistically, he has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
That’s great, but he still isn’t going to easily shake the knocks on him. He could have on Monday night, and he came up short, again.
We can pinpoint the specific moment that the Minnesota Vikings paid Cousins $84 million for last year. The Vikings trailed the Seattle Seahawks 34-30 after Cousins got them back in the game, with the ball at their own 16-yard line with 3:27 to go. This isn’t a moment in which Cousins has thrived.