Kirk Cousins is quietly becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Since coming over to the Minnesota Vikings, he has not been playing up to par till this season. There is good reason to believe he can be an MVP candidate.
Kirk Cousins is going off on every defense
Kirk Cousins is having an All-Pro season, and he has the offensive stats to back it up. He has a blistering 114.8 passer rating. In every game but two, he has recorded a 100 or better. He has 21 touchdowns and only three interceptions. One of his better improvements is his completion percentage of 70.7 so far. When you add his 2756 yards, he is on his way to besting each category in his career.
Why should Cousins be added to the MVP conversation?
There should be no reason why Cousins can’t be added to the MVP conversation with the talent the offense has. The biggest key is having a healthy Delvin Cook. The former Florida State Seminole has had injury-plagued seasons till this season. A healthy Delvin Cook makes the passing game more effective with play-action. Most of Cousins’ completions are between the frozen linebackers and the secondary.
The Minnesota Vikings offensive line has helped him along the way. The offensive line has only allowed 20 sacks.
Kirk Cousins possesses one of the best young tandem receivers in the NFL. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs lead a young and versatile wide receiver core. Stefon Diggs is looking at a 1000 yard season again. Adam Thielen is usually leading the way, but he has had injury issues but has made up for it in the red zone.
Don’t ever forget this. The best quarterbacks always take advantage of a great defense. The Minnesota Vikings defense has been a top ten product for the past decade because of the previous defensive coordinators.
With an 8-3 record, the Minnesota Vikings playoff future looks bright. Cousins also has five more weeks to be MVP ready.
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