Kirk Cousins is one of the most scrutinized quarterbacks in the NFL. Statistically, he has put together an amazing career. Unfortunately for him, his teams have been average. That has caused his legacy to be looked at in a certain light. Whether fair or not, people expect quarterbacks like Cousins who make top money to win big games.
Let’s take a look at how many times teams with Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback have won games against teams with a winning record.
I started to dive into this stat for every quarterback because the new hot argument is to say that a certain quarterback didn’t beat anyone good. I often see people use this argument to say players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford are not good and just put up empty stats.
First off and most importantly, quarterback wins are a team statistic. Secondly, very few quarterbacks in the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league.
What is Kirk Cousins’ record against winning teams?
Since entering the NFL in 2012, Kirk Cousins is 7-35 (.166) against teams that finished the season with a winning record.
With the Washington Football Team from 2012-17, Kirk Cousins was 4-19 (.173) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.
With the Minnesota Vikings from 2018-20, Kirk Cousins was 3-16 (.157) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.
With such a terrible record against winning teams, I have to mention that he hasn’t played with the best defenses during his time at Washington and Minnesota. Football is a team game and Cousins hasn’t always had the best team around him.
What quarterbacks have a winning record against winning teams?
There are currently 6 active NFL quarterbacks with winning records against winning teams.
You can digest that information on your own. The only thing I want you to take away from this is that it is extremely rare to have a winning record against teams that finished the season with a winning record.