Kirk Cousins responds to Justin Jefferson's top 5 QB rankings

Kirk Cousins doesn't seem too bothered that he was snubbed in his teammate Justin Jefferson's NFL quarterback rankings.

Quick backstory: Jefferson was asked by a Brazilian media outlet to rank his top five quarterbacks and he went with Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen.

As we mentioned previously, it's hard to tell by the audio but it does almost sound like Jefferson put Cousins in a tie with Allen at No. 5,

but most of the world is just going with the idea that he completely snubbed Cousins.

With that, Cousins was asked about it during his guest appearance Thursday on KFAN-FM 100.3's Power Trip Morning Show.

"I didn't even see it. This is the first time hearing about it," Cousins answered. "As a competitor, yeah, you always want that.

People have to be honest and share what they think and I'm not going to tell somebody what they need to think and hopefully in 2024 I'll be on his list. We'll see what we can do this year."

Cousins seemed to laugh it off and nothing more came of it. The bulk of the interview, however, was about his experience being followed by cameras last season –

even during his bye week away with his family – for the Netflix series "Quarterback."

Cousins being unbothered by Jefferson's top five quarterbacks is similar to how Cousins feels about the outside world's thoughts of him.

Here's his nuanced response when he was asked if he hopes more people like him after seeing him on and off the field in the Netflix show.

People are entitled to their own opinion.Hopefully the documentary presents who I am in an honest light and then people maybe have a little more information before they make their decision either way

"But I always go back to winning. there could be some real jerks out there and if they win they could have a huge following.

And the opposite's true. There are some awesome-awesome people in this league that because of poor coaching around them, poor players around them, tough situation,

they didn't win. And they're viewed as clueless and I always laugh because I go, 'He's a leader of men.

He's a tremendous person. He's going to great success after playing. But yeah he was in a tough circumstance and he didn't win.'

"That whole narrative will always follow you by winning and losing. But even that, I think of Tom Brady.

He had more success than I think anybody will ever have playing this position and the guy was under constant criticism and there was always somebody pointing a finger at him.

"Now, certainly people believed he was good enough but he wasn't immune to the shots that get taken. When you understand that Tom Brady wasn't immune from it, it's jus the way it's going to be.

"You take the good with the bad because when you're at that altitude, there's a lot of positives that come with the scrutiny.

I always try to keep that in perspective. It'll always be a part of the job. But certainly, you'd like to think this documentary will present a little bit more to the story

and if that changes someone's opinion, then great. It's not why I did it, but if it does, it's a silver lining or positive I guess."


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