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Kirk Cousins

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Vikings, QB Age: 32-25d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#102 overall), 2012 College: Michigan State Agent(s): Priority Sports & Entertainment

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  • Current Contract

    Kirk Cousins signed a 2 year, $66,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $30,000,000 signing bonus, $66,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $33,000,000. In 2021, Cousins will earn a base salary of $21,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $31,000,000 and a dead cap value of $76,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $66,000,000
    Signing Bonus $30,000,000
    Average Salary $33,000,000
    Total Guarantees $66,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $31,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $9,500,000 $11,000,000 $500,000 $21,000,000 $62,500,000 $40,028,856($40,028,856)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $62,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-41,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $31,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-10,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $42,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-21,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $11,500,000 2021 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $9,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 33 $21,000,000 $10,000,000 - $31,000,000 $76,000,000 $21,000,000($61,028,856)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $76,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-45,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $66,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-35,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $21,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $35,000,000 $10,000,000 - $45,000,000 $45,000,000 $35,000,000($96,028,856)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $45,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $35,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $45,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $35,000,000
    2023 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $31M newly guaranteed at signing (2020 salary + 2021 salary)
    • $30M guaranteed from previous contract (converted to signing bonus)
    • 2022 salary fully guarantees on 3/19/2021 (injury guaranteed now)
    • Super Bowl Win: $500,000
    • Super Bowl Win, Top Eight Points Scored Rank, Super Bowl MVP: $2M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2020

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $84,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $28,000,000
    Total Guarantees $84,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $84,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $23,943,600
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $23,943,600
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2016-2016Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $19,953,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $19,953,000
    Total Guarantees $19,953,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,953,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,572,688
    Signing Bonus $472,688
    Average Salary $643,172
    Total Guarantees $472,688
    Guaranteed at Signing $472,688
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $472,688 - - - - - $862,688
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - - - - - $480,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $570,000 - - - - - - $570,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $660,000 - - - - - $164,007 $824,007
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $19,953,000 - - - - - - $19,953,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $23,943,600 - - - - - $7,335 $23,950,935
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 $3,000,000 - $500,000 - - - $26,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $27,500,000 - - $500,000 - - - $28,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 $30,000,000 - $500,000 - - $28,856 $40,028,856
    9 seasons $105,496,600 $33,472,688 - $1,500,000 - - $200,198 $140,669,486
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - - - - - $21,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $35,000,000 - - - - - - $35,000,000
    $161,496,600 $33,472,688 - $1,500,000 - - $200,198 $196,669,486
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $45,996,600 $472,688 - - - - $171,342 $46,640,630
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $59,500,000 $33,000,000 - $1,500,000 - - $28,856 $94,028,856
  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2020Signed a 2 year $66 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 13 2018Agreed to a 3 year $84 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 13 2017Signed a 1 year $23.9 million franchise tag with Washington (WAS)
    Mar 1 2016Signed a 1 year $19.953 million non-exclusive franchise tag for 2016
    May 31 2012Signed a 4 year $2.57 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Apr 28 2012Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 4 (#102 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 MIN 16 16 16 1082 107.2 516 349 67.6 4265 266.56 35 13 105 32 156 1 9 306.2
    2019 MIN 16 15 15 982 94.8 444 307 69.1 3603 240.20 26 6 107.4 31 63 1 10 244.42
    2018 MIN 16 16 16 1051 100.0 606 425 70.1 4298 268.63 30 10 99.7 44 123 1 9 282.12
    2017 WAS 16 16 16 1012 99.5 540 347 64.3 4093 255.81 27 13 93.85 49 179 4 13 277.62
    2016 WAS 16 16 16 1063 100.0 606 406 67 4917 307.31 25 12 97.22 34 96 4 9 300.28
    2015 WAS 16 16 16 1027 95.9 543 379 69.8 4166 260.38 29 11 101.58 26 48 5 9 291.44
    2014 WAS 10 6 5 357 33.9 204 126 61.8 1710 285.00 10 9 86.44 7 20 0 2 88.4
    2013 WAS 16 5 3 238 20.8 155 81 52.3 854 170.80 4 7 58.37 4 14 0 3 33.56
    2012 WAS 16 3 1 95 9.2 48 33 68.8 466 155.33 4 3 101.56 3 22 0 1 32.84
    Totals 138 109 104 6,907 - 3,662 2,453 67.0 28,372 260.29 190 84 - 230 721 16 65 1,856.88