One of the early rumors came to immediate fruition on Monday, with Kirk Cousins agreeing to a four-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

Cousins was having a strong 2023 campaign before a torn Achilles in Week 8 forced him to miss the rest of the season.

While we had an incomplete season, Cousins was posting one of his best fantasy seasons in the context of the league.

He was the QB7 in points per game last season, which was tracking to be his best season in the context of the league since joining Minnesota.

Kirk Cousins Career Stats


Cousins will turn 36 years old this August. He had surgery on November 1, which should put him on track to be ready this summer since he did not go to the same surgeon as Aaron Rodgers.

Jest aside, Cousins comes with some risk due to age and a return from a significant injury, but there is also no question that Cousins is a significant upgrade over what Atlanta received from their quarterback rooms over the previous three seasons.

Atlanta QBs vs. Kirk Cousins from 2021-2023:

StatATL QBsCousins
Inaccurate %12.8%8.2%

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Kirk Cousins 2024 Fantasy Football Outlook

Now, with the addition of Cousins, the Falcons will transition from Arthur Smith to an offense led by Zac Robinson.

Robinson has been a part of the Rams coaching staff since 2019, where Cousins’ previous head coach Kevin O’Connell came from before taking over Minnesota’s offense.

As far as transitions into new systems go, this one should be clean.

Over the past three seasons under Smith, Atlanta had one of the least dynamic offenses in the NFL.

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