- Nov 11, 2008
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Training camp is upon us, let the 2019 season begin!
Did you hear the interview? Cousins was trying to be funnyVikings' training camp hit a new level of idiocy on Wednesday. Kirk Cousins actually started talking about a potential problem - rookie Center Garrett Bradbury supposedly sweats so much that the ball gets slippery when he snaps it.
Now, Cousins may have been joking, but reporters who cover the team were actually talking about "butt sweat" when discussing the day in camp.
if you think I'm kidding, google "Vikings" and "butt sweat."
Unfortunately, Cousins is no Drew Brees.Sid: Vikings have gone through 16 starting quarterbacks in past 13 seasons
If you want to know why the Vikings front office went out on a limb last season to sign Kirk Cousins to what was at the time the richest quarterback contract in NFL history, look no further than Saints QB Drew Brees, who the Vikings will briefly face Friday night in their first preseason game.
Since the Chargers traded Brees to New Orleans in 2006, he has started 205 of a possible 208 regular-season games and has a 125-80 record. The Vikings’ record since 2006 is 107-99-2.
In that same 13-year stretch, the Vikings have had 16 starting quarterbacks: Brad Johnson, Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Brett Favre, Joe Webb, Christian Ponder, Donovan McNabb, Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Case Keenum and now Cousins.
The most games started by a single Vikings quarterback in that stretch is Ponder, who had 36 starts from 2011-2014 and went 14-21-1. Favre had the second most with 29 starts over two seasons, going 17-12.
The closest thing the Vikings have had to a franchise quarterback recently was Bridgewater, who is now with the Saints and will play against his former team on Friday.
Bridgewater started 28 games and went 17-11 from 2014-17, and if it wasn’t for one of the most catastrophic knee injuries in club history he suffered in the 2016 preseason, he might still be a Viking today.
But to succeed in the NFL, you need both ability and durability. Cousins has both.
#1 in passing yardsLOL. Top 15 sure. Top 10 maybe, you could definitely argue it and make a case. Top 5, laughable. I mean you are talking ever right? All time? Not just in the league right now?
LOL you have lost all credibility.#1 in passing yards
#1 in completion percentage
#2 in passing TD (will be #1 after this season)
#3 in QB rating
You can try to make a biased argument that he isn't top 5, but you'd be ignoring overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The better argument is whether he's #1 all-time.
There obviously is a defensible argument or he'd be on every top 5 list ever. If you happened to search for some of those lists you'd see he probably isn't even on all the top 10 lists and he definitely isn't on most top 5 lists. All the stats you mentioned are all just padded because of the team he's been on and the system they run. He's had sh!tty defenses and has been forced his whole career to go out and win games in the 4th qtr while other QBs like manning and brady enjoyed the leads they built up and could sit back in the 4th qtr. And you are using stats that are more important in todays game than they were even just 20 years ago.I would argue that Brady is #1, and it's pretty easy to defend that, but Brees is closer to #1 than #5 and it's not close. There's no defensible argument that he's not in the top 5.