PFF Kirk has discovered the perfect QB level for cousins ​​and does not include him

Charles Rex Arbogast, Associated Press. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousin moves toward a wide receiver during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Chicago.

Offseason is the time of ranking. Each of the sports media ranks the team, quarterback and offseason. Has done so Pro football focus When Seth Galina revealed his 2022 NFL quarterback levels.

Some quarterbacks have been spotted with bizarre spots. The ranking of Kirk cousins ​​in the list is completely controversial. He has statistics in his favor, yet many claim that he has lost the essential ambiguity and focuses too much on his flaws.

Everyone should see in the same way that he is a good quarterback with errors in some cases. However, the level at which Seth Galina has placed Vikings traveler Kirk Cousin does not seem to be correct.

Cousins ​​are old but not elite men

KIrk cousin
December 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousin. Compulsory Credit: Kim Clement-USA Today Sports

This level is called ‘Golden Oldies – Playing at the elite level over 30 years’. The first two names, Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers, are better than the Kirk cousins. A conscientious person could not argue against it.

Third player is Russell Wilson. Wilson fought in 2021 and towards the end of 2020. He will play behind a good offensive line in Denver and has a good receiver and running back to help him. He has played at a higher level than his cousins ​​for most of his career, is more consistent and has a higher ceiling. The above ranking of cousins ​​can be justified with recession bias but is undoubtedly correct.

Matthew Stafford also made tires. His rams have won the Super Bowl, which automatically puts him much higher than in recent years. Defense was the biggest reason for success, although his strong play cannot be debated in important parts of the game. The Cousins ​​have had higher grades in the PFF than Stafford in each of the last four seasons.

Unlike Stafford, keeping Matt Ryan in this group should raise eyebrows. He’s still a tough quarterback but nowhere near the prime version of Matt Ryan in 2016. Even in 2021, Seth Galina’s PFF ranked him 17th out of 37 eligible quarterbacks. Ryan could benefit from a better supporting cast at Indianapolis. However, Ryan played with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley in 2019 and was still the 16th ranked quarterback that season. He has just turned 37, and the prospect of an elite season seems a stretch.

Cousins ​​missed at B and C levels

Tier B’s name is ‘The Best Under the Age of 30’. Cork’s cousin is 33 years old. He does not deserve to be in that team.

Cork cousin
August 14, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousin. Compulsory Credit: Brad Rampel – USA Today Sports.

Unlike Tier B, Cousins ​​deserves to be part of Tier C, and the description fits perfectly: ‘Mixed bag – the most polarizing player.’ Cousin is a very polarizing player on social media, and he can be a mixed bag. He played at elite levels in the second half of the 2020 season and most of the 2021 campaign. He has a bad game mixed very often. There is no denying that even his biggest fans have to admit that fact. On the other hand, even his biggest haters have to agree that he plays more at the elite level, especially in the recent one-and-a-half seasons.

Seth Galina goes on to describe the players of that team, and the description again sounds like a perfect description of the Vikings’ quarterback.

“There is a group of players who believe that half of the world is elite and the other half is against it. Of course not. “

About Seth Galina, PFF, C level players

Even if those words sound like comments about Kirk’s cousins, he’s not part of the team, unlike Duck Prescott, Kyler Murray and Derek Kerr. According to PFF grades, the Vikings played better than three in 2021, despite poor play calling and pass protection. It’s amazing to invent a level that perfectly adds Kirk’s cousins ​​and doesn’t include him in that level.

Cousins ​​make tear d

The level (slightly disrespectful) is called ‘Play-Action Merchants – Proposed Up by Scheme.’

If the offensive scheme, designed by Clint Kubiak, really helps Kirk Cousins ​​in his fourth season with the team, well, that seems highly questionable. The Vikings used only 23rd play-action in the 2021 NFL. The Kirk cousins ​​still play at the Borderline Elite level according to PFF grade. He finished sixth among NFL quarterbacks with 88.2 grades.

The Cousins ​​also failed to make the top of the group, as he was under Ryan Tanhill, whose Titans used the fourth-most play action in the league.

Kirk Cousin is very good at play-action. In 2021, his pass rating on such passes was 115.9 for a pass of about 20%. However, his passer rating of 99.9 in non-play-action passes is still quite good. This is 10 points better than Derek Carr, who created the level C.

Kirk Cousins’ position is a real head-scratcher at Seth Galina’s quarterback level. He played better than the players in Tier A, while Tier C seems to have been invented for the Vikings passersby. Even Seth Galinar’s company, PFF, does not consider it appropriate to place him in Tier D. He is one of the most underrated players in the NFL.


Janik Eckardt is a football fan who has a myth of numbers and statistics. Despite Christian Ponder being a quarterback at the time, he chose the Vikings as his favorite team. He has a walking football encyclopedia and his favorite music genre of classic rock. Arguing about the Vikings on Twitter is one of his favorite things. If you like Vikings, follow him on Twitter: িকJanicEcard

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