18. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
The criticism never ends for Kirk Cousins, and at times, it’s understandable. He’s not a bad player by any means but when the bright lights come on, he simply doesn’t get the job done.
This season, he had one of his more efficient campaigns, completing 66.3 percent of his throws with a 33-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio. While all of that was good, he still went just 8-8 on the season as the Vikings missed the playoffs and their head coach was fired. With Mike Zimmer gone, there are also rumors Cousins could be on the way out, which diminishes his stock in these power rankings.
17. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
It was really unfortunate that we didn’t get to see more of Jameis Winston under center for the New Orleans Saints. The once turnover-prone starter for Tampa Bay spent 2020 on the bench for the Saints but won the starting job this year.
He then started seven games and was 5-2 with 14 touchdowns and only three picks. He did have a completion percentage under 60 but that’s not a huge deal when the team is winning and the quarterback is protecting the ball.
Chances are, New Orleans will want him back because they were on a roll with him and couldn’t get things working after he was out.