Kirk Cousins

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Vikings, QB Age: 33-6d 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
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - - - - - $21,000,000
    10 seasons $126,496,600 $33,472,688 - $1,500,000 - - $200,198 $161,669,486
    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
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $80,500,000 $33,000,000 - $1,500,000 - - $28,856 $115,028,856
  • 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
    2021 MIN 6 6 6 442 100.0 239 166 69.5 1769 294.83 13 2 105.45 8 57 0 3 124.46
    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 144 115 110 7,349 - 3,901 2,619 67.1 30,141 262.10 203 86 - 238 778 16 68 1,981.34