36. Kirk Cousins
The Vikings signed Cousins as a free agent in 2018 to an $84 million contract. It looked like their faith paid off because he immediately fired off a Pro Bowl season. But things haven’t been perfect for Cousins in Minnesota. The quarterback suffers from bouts of wretched inconsistency. This was visible at the beginning of both the 2019 and 2020 seasons as the Vikings started terribly.
Part of the reason behind his decline was Gary Kubiak’s preference for non-play action passes. This totally wastes the best of Cousins. However, as a mature quarterback, it is on him to adapt and perform in whatever system. Cousins won an NFC Offensive Player of the Week award in 2020 so he clearly has what it takes when he is in the right set-up. But it is frustrating for the fans.