Kirk Cousins ​​receives extraordinary love from Pro Football Focus

At the end of the 2020 season, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​was placed 11th. Focus on professional footballAverage scores at the end of the year. It’s the same area in which passersby like Keeler Murray, Matthew Stafford, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr lived. For context, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Deshaun Watson have been the top-rated signal callers during pandemic season. Dwayne Haskins, Galen Hurts and Nick Mullins were among the worst starting quarterbacks.

Cousins ​​routinely piles on top-level PFF scores, usually hovering around a 10 – sometimes even higher in November. Thanksgiving is a famous good month for cousins ​​throughout his nine-year career.

However, when cousins ​​jump into the top ten in Any thingPeople feel confused. A camp of fans shines on the “midfield record” as the definitive performance stat, just as one might consistently refer to Mike Trout in baseball as the sole owner of the Los Angeles Angels’ win-loss record. But this does not happen to Trout. why? Because baseball is a team sport that relies on the team’s collective output in attack and defense. On the NFL quarterback, they are responsible for everything – for some reason.

This is what cousins ​​follow. In the minds of QB Record fans, he’s not doing enough to carry the Vikings (or the pre-2018 Washington FL team) on his shoulder. QB’s personal record, which does not matter to the team, is exactly average: 51-51-2 (.500). That’s the same percentage that Eli Manning had when he called it quits two seasons ago. Cousins ​​has started in 104 games since 2012, and finished exactly average. Another quarterback in the annals of Vikings history, Fran Tarkenton, by 104 starts, was well below Cousins ​​by winning percentage. Tarkenton 41-59-4 (.413) was in his first 104 starts. Few of the Vikings enthusiasts realize this — or blatantly ignore it because it pumps the brakes so hard on Kirk’s counterfeit.

This is why a pair of 2021 QB Rankings, authored by PFF The characters, have been pretty baffled this week.

Here is the first batch:

George Chahouri put Vikings quarterback at number 10, notably above Justin Herbert and Ryan Tanehill – two men who usually trump cousins ​​on lists like these.

Then Eric Egger—who was never overly optimistic about the Vikings—ranked Cousins ​​an even higher order.

This caused a riot online because Cousins ​​is a higher order than Lamar Jackson’s pick. You’d be hard pressed to find any list or group of ratings anywhere on earth where Cousins ​​would replace Jackson.

To be clear – these are not fancy football ratings or weird outlandish benchmarks. Sometimes strength ratings can be misinterpreted as imaginary standards and overall ability not completely coagulate. But the above illustrations of Shahrouri and keenness are the quarterback’s “Forecast 2021” ratings from honest to good.

If only for a while, the enthusiasm surrounding Cousins ​​is intriguingly high. Other listings throw out cousins ​​in their twenties. Chris Sims, who is often praised for analyzing the mean (especially the draft prognostic), fell for Cousins ​​at number 16 two weeks ago.

We’re about two months away from determining whether Cousins ​​are the top 10 passers-by in 2021 or average. Someone must be wrong.

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