The Minnesota Vikings have been a team that has looked pretty solid for most of 2022.
With so many stars on their team, it’s hard to say which deserves the most credit.
However, Kirk Cousins’ name comes up in these discussions, and some believe he’s an elite quarterback.
But are these people’s opinions correct, or is he just an average quarterback?
Cousins is about to go big with comeback wins
To be an elite quarterback, you have to show that he is always good.
Although Cousins hasn’t done this in the past, it is setting some good trends in 2022.
One of those good trends is his fourth quarter comebacks and winning workouts.
Five games this season have seen Cousins lead his team down for a winning drive.
Kirk Cousins currently ranks 20th in passer rating, 23rd in QBR and 17th in EPA.
BUT…. he leads the NFL with *FIVE* Q4 comebacks.
My favorite part of 2022 Cousins: When things aren’t going well, he seems to stay aggressive. Keep sending it back to Jefferson.
— Phil Mackey 🎙 (@PhilMackey) November 14, 2022
However, as Phil Mackey notes in his tweet praising Cousins and his comeback wins, there are other issues with him.
Cousins fail with horrible play in first half of matches
It’s hard to find an elite quarterback in Cousins when his stats outside of the win column are abysmal.
With him ranking in the bottom half of NFL starting quarterbacks in terms of passer rating, QBR and EPA, it’s hard to call him ‘elite’.
However, his problems stem from the fact that he starts poorly in games, but improves as the game progresses.
But that doesn’t take away from the eight interceptions he’s thrown this season.
These mistakes prevent him from making adjustments late in games.
It’s his defense that allows him to get those comeback wins, as they give him plenty of opportunities to win games.