Does Kirk Cousins deserve to be one of the highest paid players in the NFL? | The Tylt
Does Kirk Cousins deserve to be one of the highest paid players in the NFL?
Aside from Tom Brady, and Matt Ryan, no other quarterback has been better than Kirk Cousins in terms of Total QBR. Cousins is an elite quarterback who carries the Washington Redskins. He cannot be blamed for their inability to win games or make it to the playoffs—the team's bottom of the barrel defense can shoulder the blame.
In his two seasons as a full-time starter, Cousins has put up numbers that any team would want in their quarterback. If anyone wants one of the best at the quarterback position in the league, they are going to have to pay up.
Kirk Cousins has been fawned over and worshiped like he is some sort of Tom Brady-level quarterback. Why? Cousins has been a good quarterback, but he is definitely not an elite one. It's comical Cousins thinks he should be paid like one.
Cousins did help the Redskins win the NFC East two seasons ago, but when it came to the playoffs, he couldn't get his team out of the Wild Card round. He hasn't shown he is a game-changing quarterback deserving of game-changing money. Don't get it twisted—Cousins is overrated.