Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins did something brave today. He admitted he was average (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)

The most overrated quarterback in the NFL today is Kirk Cousins. The former Michigan State mid-round pick is 32-30-2 in his NFL career. Cousins is also making $84 million during his current threeyear contract with the Vikings. Cousins couldn’t even get the Vikings to the postseason in 2018 after Case Keenum led them to the NFC Title Game. Nobody likes Kirk Cousins.

Today a very brave Kirk Cousins admitted that he’s average. I appreciate his honesty:

“I think [getting to] the next level really is all about winning,” Cousins said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “I’m pretty much a .500 quarterback in my career so far and I don’t think that’s where you want to be and that’s not why you are brought in or people are excited about you.”

I think the narrative on Cousins would be a lot different if he didn’t lay eggs in pressure moments. Last year Cousins shit the bed in Week 17 with a chance to get into the postseason playing a Bears team that rested its starters. 101 passing yards in a win and get in game gives the haters all the ammunition it needs. It wasn’t the first time either who did virtually the same thing against the Giants in 2017. It’s one thing to be average. It’s another thing to crumble in big spots.

Cousins hasn’t been terrible from a statistical point of view. He’s thrown for over 4,000 yards every single year since 2015. He’s also thrown at least 25 touchdown passes in every year since too. There are reasons to like Cousins, just not any to love him. That’s the issue. The NFL is an if you ain’t first, you’re last league. Cousins keeps winning enough to never have a top pick but not winning enough to do damage in the postseason. It’s the worst position in sports and totally handicaps the Vikings.