Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had an opportunity to change the narrative Sunday in Green Bay.
Driving for the potential go-ahead score with less than six minutes left after “leading” his Vikings back from 21-0 down, Cousins set up shop second-and-goal from the Packers eight.
That’s when Cousins threw an absolutely atrocious interception into the hands of Packers defensive back Kevin King to pretty much ice the game.
In the midst of a fully-guaranteed three-year, $84 million deal, Cousins has drawn a lot of criticism for holding his Vikings back.
This one stat from Pro Football Focus magnifies that even further.
Since the start of the 2017 season, Cousins boasts the lowest quarterback rating in the NFL when inside the opponents’ 10-yard line. He’s completing less than 45 percent of his passes and is averaging 1.6 yards per attempt.
You could literally run the ball with a fullback and come out averaging more than 1.6 yards per attempt.
That’s not just sad, it’s absolutely atrocious.
For a Vikings team that seemingly has the pieces in place to contend for a Super Bowl appearance, it sure looks like Mr. Cousins will continue to hold them back.