Kirk Cousins Plans to Sign a 3 Year, $84M With Vikings

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Former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The landmark deal will make Cousins the highest-paid quarterback in the league.

“No final decisions have been made,” Cousins’ agent Mike McCartney said Tuesday. “The plan is to visit Minnesota first. That’s all we can say right now.”

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted that Cousins is a “hero” for other young players in getting a fully guaranteed contract.

Cousins, 29, has been one of the NFL’s most productive quarterbacks since becoming the Redskins’ full-time starter three years ago. During that time, he’s ranked fourth in passing yards, sixth in passer rating, seventh in Total QBR and eighth in touchdown passes.

In 2017 Cousins topped the 4,000-yard mark for the third straight season. He finished with 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions — and a Total QBR of 52.3, his lowest as the full-time starter.

The 2012 fourth-round pick went from the backup to Robert Griffin III to a productive starter during his time in Washington. He started nine games in his first three seasons. In 2015, his first year as the starter, he helped lead the Redskins to the NFC East title by throwing 23 touchdowns to three interceptions over the final 10 games — starting with the “You like that?!” comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He finished that season with 29 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a franchise-record 4,166 yards.

Stay tuned for more updates about Cousins future with the Vikings.


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