Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has the chance to join some rare company this season, as the schedule has aligned to give him the chance to beat the only two teams he has yet to beat in his NFL career, the Chiefs and the Bengals. Only four quarterbacks in history have accomplished this, and the shortlist is full of incredible players with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Brett Favre the only members.
Joining such an elite list would be quite an accomplishment for Cousins and while he is the only player whose current schedule allows for it to happen this season, there are some other players who still may get there before him. MinnesotaBets wanted to quickly break from Minnesota sportsbooks updates and see if anyone else is more likely than Cousins to turn the trick.
Odds Of Being 5th QB To Beat All 32 NFL Teams
We utilized current and future schedules as well as DraftKings game odds for this season to develop hypothetical odds on which current NFL QB will be the fifth quarterback on the list.
Kirk Cousins could very well become the fifth quarterback to defeat all 32 teams in his career during this season. His focus is likely more on improving the Vikings playoff chances. You can follow the Vikings postseason odds all season here on MinnesotaBets.com.
Cousins in Top 3 Odds to Defeat All 32 NFL Teams
Cousins checks in at third on the list, trailing new Jets QB Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson of the Broncos. Both those QBs only need to beat their one former team to become the fifth member of the list, but neither will get a chance to do so this season. Wilson had a chance to beat the Seahawks last year but was unable to do so.
While Cousins' schedule in 2023 allows for him to get the wins he needs, beating just one of the Chiefs or Bengals would be impressive, let alone beating them both. The Chiefs are the current Super Bowl favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook and the Bengals aren’t far behind them as the fifth favorite. The Vikings Super Bowl odds stand at +3500, meaning they are almost a lock to be underdogs in both games this year unless something drastic happens.
There are a couple of other quarterbacks with an outside shot at beating all 32 NFL teams, including Matthew Stafford and Derek Carr, but both of those players need multiple wins over the next few seasons to do so. Perhaps more likely is a player like Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen, who should only have their current squads left to beat within a couple of years, meaning a late-career team swap would give them a chance to accomplish the feat Brady recently did. For now, Cousins remains one of the three most likely players and if he manages to do it this year great things are in store for the Vikings and their fans.