Based off the last two years alone, one would think Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins should be much higher on this list as well.
After all, not every quarterback can toss for 4,166 and 4,917 yards in back-to-back seasons.
Yet the landscape in Washington is vastly different now than it was previously. Cousins lost two of his best weapons, wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, to free agency. Former offensive coordinator Sean McVay also left the franchise to take up the Rams head-coaching job.
While the Redskins brought in wide receiver Terrelle Pryor to try and alleviate the losses, Washington is likely going to be one of those teams suffering a major regression this season.
All this starts to make sense of the Redskins placing the franchise tag on Cousins earlier this offseason. Do they really want to commit a ton of money to someone who might have been little more than a beneficiary of his previous situation?