4 QB options that would be mistakes for the Saints to add in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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2. Kirk Cousins

Sticking with the NFC North, let’s now shift the attention to Kirk Cousins, another guy who tends to stir up controversy. Unlike Rodgers, however, Cousins doesn’t have the MVP awards or playoff appearances to show for his theatrics.

Cousins, fresh off his fourth season as a Minnesota Viking, turns 34 years old in August and it’s pretty clear he’s near the end of his time up north. The Vikings don’t have a legitimate successor for him yet but if they find a better option, they’ll absolutely be shipping him off.

New Orleans hopefully doesn’t throw their hat into the ring if Cousins becomes available in a trade.

Look, Cousins can put up numbers, and that’s great. He’s had over 4,200 passing yards in each of the last two seasons and has also thrown for over 30 touchdowns in both of those seasons as well. I’m not saying Cousins isn’t talented.

My issue with Cousins stems from him not winning the big games. As of Jan. 4 of this year, Cousins had just seven wins against teams with winning records during his time with the Vikings, per BetSided. He’s not someone I’d give up draft picks for.

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