Kirk Cousins Disrespected by Projected 2020 Passing Totals

Max Staley
Kirk Cousins was disrespected by his projected passing totals.
Kirk Cousins was disrespected by his projected passing totals. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

His end-of-year stats don't totally show it, but Kirk Cousins is coming off the best year of his career. Heading into his third season with the Minnesota Vikings, expectations should be high for Cousins in 2020.

However, FanDuel Sportsbook released their projected passing totals for Cousins, and they're so low they can only be described as disrespectful.

The over/under for his yardage total has been set at 3,599.5, which is ridiculously low. It's certainly not a very kind birthday gift to the now-32-year-old passer.

Cousins surpassed this total in just 15 games last year. He's also beaten this mark in all five of his seasons as a starter, averaging 4,215.4 yards per year during that span.

Plus, Cousins still managed to beat this total in 2019 despite seeing the lowest volume of his career as a starter. His 444 attempts for the year were a far cry from the 573.7 he had averaged in the four years prior.

His efficiency with the lower volume was outstanding, though, as he ranked top seven among QBs in passer rating (107.4), adjusted yards per attempt (8.7) and yards per attempt (8.1).

With even the slightest increase in volume, Cousins should be able to clear this total without breaking a sweat.

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