Analytics rate Kirk Cousins as one of NFL’s most accurate quarterbacks in 2021

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It’s no secret that Kirk Cousins is a divisive quarterback. While he ranks highly in quite a few advanced metrics, there is still a cloud of doubt.

The main reason for that is his career record. Sitting at 59-59-2, Cousins is firmly a .500 quarterback over the entirety of his career and only two games over during his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings.

Warren Sharp dives into a lot of advanced metrics with one of them being what Cousins is best at: accuracy. Comparing him to the rest of the NFL, Sharp had Cousins as the fourth-most accurate quarterback in the NFL.

You can see in the chart that Sharp rated Cousins as accurate on 79% of his passes in 2021, with a very impressive 78% against man coverage, which ranked him second in the NFL.

Accuracy has never been in question with Cousins and will be important for the Vikings taking the next step.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire