Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is not happy with where he currently is in his career
Last offseason, the Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a massive deal full of guaranteed money. They did so because they believe him to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL – capable of helping them win a Super Bowl.
However, the first year of the marriage ended with an 8-7-1 record and the Vikings not making the playoffs.
That season moved his overall record as a starter to 32-30-2 – just over .500.
According to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, Cousins isn’t happy with that.
“I think [getting to] the next level really is all about winning. 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.”
In his defense, he’s not wrong. Cousins is someone that divides many when it comes to where he stands among NFL quarterbacks. The fact that he’s struggled to win games consistently throughout his career definitely doesn’t help his case.
No matter what you think of him, he’s proven he can elevate a team and win games at times. The problem is he’s also shown he can fall into a funk and bring the team down with him.
Wins and losses can be overused when talking about a quarterback. Yes, the quarterback is the most important position in football. If the quarterback is elite there’s a strong chance the team had a good year.
However, it’s not always the case. There are games where a team wins despite a poor quarterback performance and games where they lose despite an elite quarterback performance. Due to that, you have to take records with a pinch of salt.
That being said, most QBs you’d consider top-tier have a much better career record than 32-30-2. With that in mind, it’s understandable why Kirk Cousins isn’t happy with his record to this point.