Kirk Cousins is 'not a great franchise quarterback' - Max Kellerman | First Take

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    Max Kellerman believes the Minnesota Vikings made a mistake dishing out big money for Kirk Cousins in the offseason. Stephen A. Smith says Cousins was a clear upgrade over Case Keenum and places most of the blame on the Vikings' defense not playing up to form.
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Chris Bakas
Chris Bakas

Cousins is a 4th string scout team QB. He has no place on an active roster.

Vor 8 Monate
Wally Tverstol
Wally Tverstol

STEVEN SMITH IS FULL OF IT. bradford is a muich better passer than cousins. injuries was the only problem. bradford made it work without the o line

Vor 10 Monate
Ra-Hham Eysh George
Ra-Hham Eysh George

our defense is stout, but they were on the field way too long again this year like the 8-8 season with bradford. hmmmm another qb who had alot of 3 and out's. case keenum and bridgewater didn't give us tht problem because what could thye do? extend the play with their FEET! patterns ahhhhhhh. and nobody can figure this out...slaps foread.

Vor 11 Monate
rj doggman
rj doggman

So mr Steven A, what about in Washington? They had good defense too. Minnesota cant have the number 1 defense every year. A guy makes what kirk makes should be able to pick up the slack. Minnesota still has a good defense, not as good as last year but still better then most.

Vor year
rj doggman
rj doggman

I've been saying this ever since he was still competing with rg3 in Washington. He always was a decent QB but not a franchise QB. His numbers were always inflated in garbage time. Washington never were an offensive juggernaut, they were always a defensive unit. Cousins is like another Stafford.

Vor year
Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut

Proven, tried and true, cousins is a beast.

Vor year
jeff h
jeff h

I think sports fans should start a debate show on whether sports talking heads like Max Kellerman are worth what they are getting paid.

Vor year
BIGROO
BIGROO

3 more wins should get us in playoffs

Vor year
BIGROO
BIGROO

Vikings D is still top 5, sick of ppl talking about the first 4 games of the season. We've been tops since that point an the real issue is our OLiNe has been for the past 4 seasons Keenum just did a better job of keeping the play alive that's something kirk has to work on an it showed a little bit Sunday night against Packers there finally starting to move him out the pocket because of our line issues

Vor year
CaneFan _
CaneFan _

Vikings defense is overrated.

Vor year
brandon d
brandon d

IMA BEARS FAN: HE HAS A POOR SHOWING AGAINST THE BEST DEFENSE AND THE WHOLE MEDIA BASHES HIM FOR NOT BEING A FRANCHISE QB WTH

Vor year
1stAirwave
1stAirwave

When you pay 1 man a record setting deal, YOU EXPECT THAT GUY TO DO IT ALL & BE THE DIFFERENCE!! Any other BS anyalasis is just simply incorrect!

Vor year
AmbivalentGamer
AmbivalentGamer

Sorry, couldn't pay attention, too distracted by the herpes on this dudes lips.

Vor year
Neil Pisarri
Neil Pisarri

Kirk Cousins is the reason for the Vikings defense ranking lowering. The Redskins never had a great rank is points allowed and then he left and the Redskins defense turns amazing. It's because Cousins turned the ball over 21 times last year. That's a possible extra 147 points allowed because of Cousins mistakes. Same thing is happening now in Minnesota, Cousins is turning the ball over a lot and hurting his defense.

Vor year
Richard Harper
Richard Harper

Bitch he's an amazing quarterback!

Vor year
Jay Moo
Jay Moo

Lol -Skins fans

Vor year
Brian Grewe
Brian Grewe

Here in Minnesota we hate this because it is so true!

Vor year
Brian Grewe
Brian Grewe

Here in Minnesota we hate this because it is so true!!

Vor year
DJDonkeytron
DJDonkeytron

Kirk Cousins does have a signature moment "you like that! You like that!!"

Vor year
Militant KANE
Militant KANE

SAS over there sleep. LoL

Vor year
Grand Wonder
Grand Wonder

All I’m saying is that Cousins would be 0-10 right now if he were playing for the Broncos! Who won more games for the Vikes? Answer: Keenum! Who won more playoff games? Answer: Keenum! Would Cousins perform better as a Bronco than Keenum? Answer: Heck no! Are you out of your damn mind?! Cousins is a poor man’s Tony Romo! He loves to throw INT’s when the game is on the line and especially in playoff games! Oops, let me correct myself, although Cousins performs like a poor man’s QB, he demands top dollars! Making him an even shittier QB!

Vor year
Grand Wonder
Grand Wonder

Keenum>Cousins Vikings got spoiled last year, should have appreciated Keenum helping them wins all those games! Now Cousins is gonna show how mediocre the Vikings actually are without Keenum help carrying the team!

Vor year
saigonbond
saigonbond

$84 million dollars guaranteed LOL!

Vor year
W Hatch
W Hatch

The bears are the future and Kirk cousins is just a stat guy when playing average and above defences kirk is going to choke that just how is plan and simple.

Vor year
joe travieso
joe travieso

what SAS??? you didn't pay him to win games?>...84 million dollars guaranteed ...that's exactly why you brought him....to win games...

Vor year
Great bird of hope
Great bird of hope

Not a cousins fan but HE DID HAVE SIGNATURE MOMENTS - Redskins biggest comeback win in history down 24-0 vs Tampa bay, Stepped in during 2012 season in the Ravens game, and then started vs the Browns that next week and put up 38ish points i believe in a Redskins victory. Those were his finest moments

Vor year
Ron
Ron

Max is testifying on Cousins

Vor year
scxxrxTV
scxxrxTV

Kirk Cousins is a more consistent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Vor year
James Dennis
James Dennis

Cousins had the "you like that" game which qualifies as a signature moment in my opinion. Biggest comeback win in Redskins history. But I agree, he does tend to fail more often than not in the big moments.

Vor year
Eternal Star 2401
Eternal Star 2401

Just a friendly reminder that Kirk Cousins is like 4-22 against teams with a winning record

Vor year
gor9027
gor9027

Duh. That Redskins-Giants game in 2016 when the Redskins could have clinched the 6 seed and he choked showed that he wasn't a franchise quarterback.

Vor year
ants in my eyes johnson
ants in my eyes johnson

I mean I dnt hate Cousins but he's never gonna put a team over the top and I hate how they made it look like when Manning went to Denver all off season

Vor year
PROJECT CADMUS
PROJECT CADMUS

Chicago is the THIRD LARGEST MEDIA MARKET IN THE U.S, but they don't talk about the Bears???? What's going on here.....

Vor year
Clinton Stewart
Clinton Stewart

Cousins is a good quarterback, but when I saw him lose the game for the redskins in last years game to get them in the playoffs with the pic 6, he was suspect. He has potential just has very little time to improve.

Vor year
Dyslexic Parrot
Dyslexic Parrot

I’m a Vikings fan and cousins is kinda underperforming

Vor year
DaGreat
DaGreat

I know the Vikings wish they won that Bills game

Vor year
OriginalGamerOnline
OriginalGamerOnline

A worse record is an upgrade?? Come on Stephen A!

Vor year
Danilo Silva
Danilo Silva

Cousins throws the ball deep. Needs good protection.

Vor year
Rainstik Timbale
Rainstik Timbale

Roy he's right Kirk Cousins is a fucking bum .

Vor year
kevin perry
kevin perry

Every skins fan has known this for years, the skins havent got alot of marquee players to pay and they still chose to give him das boot.

Vor year
westredg
westredg

Analysts always do this, when things happen they immediately jump on the bandwagon and call him a mistake and average, later on this season when he performs well they'll be singing his praises, I expect more from "professionals"

Vor year
Wayne R
Wayne R

last year the vikings got big pass interference calls that helped them keep drives alive and score every damn game while mugging other teams wide receivers for free not this year ,,,,

Vor year
Redskins Pride WGIL
Redskins Pride WGIL

"I don't always agree with Max Kellerman, but when I do, I agree about Kirk Cousins ineptness." Kirk as a Redskin, beat the arch rival Dallas Cowboys exactly once, a team we face twice a season. He was well coached in DC but, mismanaged by the front office. Glad we had him. Glad we've moved on. HTTR!!!

Vor year
Andrew Gavin
Andrew Gavin

Ya ya blah blah blah Cousins lost the game its not like The Bears consitently devour everybody on defense its not like theyve done it all year long. Like you know did we forget we did this to Russel wilson in primetime, and many others. Maybe this Bears Defense is just that good shush no it cant be that its not like statistically they lead the league in take aways top 5 in sacks and yards an points allowed. Its not like The Bears Defense does this to practically every one. Also While I am a bears fan the vikes o line is trash, and theyve got no running game you bash cousins all you want the vikings have zero offense without him, and their defense is still elite but not quite as good as last year. Kirk cousins is the reason the vikings will probably get a wild card spot period take cousins off that team and the vikings play off hopes are already dead. Cousins is on an island offensively. Sure Hang cousins out to dry just like his O-line does practically every single game. Cousins is the reason the vikings even have any play off hope this year. Their defense is worse than last year though still good, but they have no running game and their O-line cant pass protect to save their lives without cousins the vikings would have no shot at the play offs this year I am actually a fan of the cousins signing as a bears fan, but that vikings O-line does him absolutely no favors ever niether does his running backs. All this said I think the Vikings will still nab the wild card even though I think the division will belong to the Bears.

Vor year
Kevin Nett
Kevin Nett

I don't think anyone every thought Cousins was a franchise QB. He has and always will be an above average QB who will be ranked 10-15 among QB's every year.

Vor year
twincities34
twincities34

So nobody wants to talk about how bad our offensive line is? They can't pass protect or run block worth a lick especially against a team like the bears.

Vor year
Al'Turek Goode
Al'Turek Goode

HTTR

Vor year
MrTekKnowledge
MrTekKnowledge

Kirk Cousins isn't bad, isn't great. He's a decent quarterback that stats look better than they should. I saw someone compare him to Romo, but that's unjust to Romo. Romo rarely had bad games, and honestly, rarely choked when the game or season was on the line. He never played bad enough in a game to where you could point at Romo and say he's the reason you lost the game.

Vor year
ICE MAN
ICE MAN

this FAT dude gets to emotional

Vor year
ArtOfWaveTv
ArtOfWaveTv

We had Bridgewater and Keenum and we let em off the hook!!!! Cousins is who we thought he was

Vor year
Austin
Austin

Give credit where credit is due. The bears have arguably the best defense in the league right now

Vor year
Jason Voorhees
Jason Voorhees

Neither is Keenum, Bradford, Bridgewater, Ponder, Jackson........................

Vor year
TheEasyriderman
TheEasyriderman

Kurt Cousin and the Vikings are done. Other teams feels Kurt is not strong leader at QB and not capable of leading and commanding the team to victory in big games. Some team may think he's a clown. Therefore other teams plays with confidence that they beat Vikings. All they need to do pressure Kurt and he will throw an interception or fumble football. Kurt has no knowledge of game momentum and stragety. He will just take the sack. And the offensive coordinator is bad. It's too late to fire him but he will cause the team to lose.

Vor year
se7enX89X
se7enX89X

Bet

Vor year
se7enX89X
se7enX89X

So Cousins has one bad game which wasn't even all his fault and now he's a terrible QB? Some of yall are stupid as fuck and dont know shit about football. Bunch of dumb casuals lmfao

Vor year
se7enX89X
se7enX89X

Bears fans are retarded as fuck lmao its going to be hilarious watching them not win a playoff game.

Vor year
novato tornero
novato tornero

The Vikings made a grave mistake signing Fuck Up Kirk $84 million and he STILL THROW PICKS. If the Vikings do not make it to the playoffs they should cut their loses and trade Fuck Up Kirk next year.

Vor year
Mario Dorsey
Mario Dorsey

No bruh that bears defense is ridiculous

Vor year
El guapo del feugo
El guapo del feugo

People love to hate Kirk cousins, he puts up numbers

Vor year
Kaybe Vang
Kaybe Vang

ESPN is a shadow of its former self

Vor year
kao long hang
kao long hang

Vikings are stupid, should of kept keenum just in case...captain kirk enterprise flopped.

Vor year

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