ORIGINAL: David F.
Levels of QB:
1) Brady, Rodgers
2) Brees, Big Ben, Wilson
3) Rivers, Cousins, Flacco
4) Who cares
Cousins is not in the 1st 2 categories, because he needs to improve on faking the defense out, and winning in more ways in the red zone. He is at times, a tad too aggressive, needs to sometimes take a sack or throw it away. Make quicker, right decisions in the red zone.
Cousins is very close, and I hope with Defillipo's help, he'll move into the next higher tier, get more early leads, blow more teams out, and be successful in the playoffs.
Flacco is not in tier 3. He won a Super Bowl with a killer defense and that's all that's ever happened. Honestly he is mediocre.
I agree he is not a top 10 QB, but he was unstoppable in that Super Bowl run.
Thanks to that Broncos safety who let Torrey Smith get behind him on basically a hail mary. But he was great during that run. Foles, Eli, Flacco, Wilson (as a caretaker) it doesn't have to be perfect.