Philadelphia Eagles: 5 quarterbacks Carson Wentz is still better than

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. . Kirk Cousins. 3. player. 60.

Kirk has the Philadelphia Eagles number, but he can’t beat anybody else.

This next statement isn’t being made to condone any violence or to justify one person invading the personal space of another. This next statement is simply to explain how seriously Eagles fans take their football. If you tell any ‘Birds’ fan that Kirk Cousins is better than Carson Wentz, that may lead to a shouting match or a fistfight.

You are now allowed to do with that information what you will. Now, let’s talk about Kirk Cousins. He’s sort of an enigma in Philly. The ‘Birds’ just can’t seem to beat this guy.

You can make the argument that Cousins would have already been seen as someone who’s a shoo-in the Pro Football Hall of Fame had he played the Eagles 16 times a season, but that’s another story for another day.

The curious case of Mr. Cousins lies in several factors. He was his best self when Kyle Shanahan was his offensive coordinator. As good as he’s been versus Philly, he’s been just as bad versus the rest of the NFL, and now there’s this. His head coach, Mike Zimmer, doesn’t seem to want wins and losses by the Vikings to be determined by what happens when Kirk Cousins puts the ball in the air.

After attempting only 25 passes versus the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, Minnesota’s signal-caller threw the ball 26 times versus the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. Cousins has completed 30 passes through two games. Both of those games were losses. Keep in mind the fact that we’re talking about one of the richest guys in all of professional football. Oh, and then there’s this. Aaron Rodgers completed more passes in Week 1 (32) than Cousins threw.

Ask yourself a question. If you had to play the rest of these games in 2020 with Cousins or Wentz, who are you choosing? That, guys and gals, is the point in all of this.