Kirk Cousins

Atlanta Falcons, Quarterback
Age: 35-316d (Aug 19, 1988)
Exp: 13 Years
Country: US
College: Michigan State
Drafted: Round 4 (#102 overall), 2012
Agent(s): Mike McCartney (VaynerSports)
2024 Cap Hit

$25,000,000

2024 Cash

$62,500,000

Career Earnings

$231,669,486

2024-2027 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Kirk Cousins signed a 4 year , $180,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Falcons, including $50,000,000 signing bonus, $100,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $45,000,000. In 2024, Cousins will earn a base salary of $12,500,000 and a signing bonus of $50,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $25,000,000 and a dead cap value of $90,000,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $180,000,000
Average Salary:
$45,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$50,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$90,000,000
Total GTD:
$100,000,000
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 36 $25,000,000 9.79% $62,500,000 $62,500,000 $90,000,000
2025 37 $40,000,000 14.64% $27,500,000 $90,000,000 $65,000,000
2026 38 $57,500,000 19.66% $45,000,000 $135,000,000 $25,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $135,000,000; $12,500,000 DEAD CAP
2027 39 $57,500,000 18.38% $45,000,000 $180,000,000 $12,500,000
2028 40
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 36 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 - $25,000,000 9.79% $90,000,000
2025 37 $27,500,000 $12,500,000 - $40,000,000 14.64% $65,000,000
2026 38 $35,000,000 $12,500,000 $10,000,000 $57,500,000 19.66% $25,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2027, 3 YR, $135,000,000; $12,500,000 DEAD CAP
2027 39 $35,000,000 $12,500,000 $10,000,000 $57,500,000 18.38% $12,500,000
2028 40
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 36 $12,500,000 $50,000,000 - $62,500,000 $62,500,000 $62,500,000 $45,000,000
2025 37 $27,500,000 - - $27,500,000 $90,000,000 $45,000,000 $39,166,667
2026 38 $35,000,000 - $10,000,000 $45,000,000 $135,000,000 $45,000,000 $45,000,000
2027 39 $35,000,000 - $10,000,000 $45,000,000 $180,000,000 $45,000,000 $45,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $90M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2024 salary + 2025 salary)
  • 2026 Roster Bonus: $10M (fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2025 (injury guaranteed at signing)
  • 2027 Roster Bonus: $10M (5th league day of 2027)
  • Full No Trade Clause
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2023 Extension

Kirk Cousins signed a 1 year , $35,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $25,000,000 signing bonus, $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $35,000,000. In 2024, Cousins will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $28,500,000 and a dead cap value of $28,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $35,000,000
Average Salary:
$35,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$25,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$35,000,000
Total GTD:
$35,000,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2020-2022 Extension

Kirk Cousins signed a 2 year , $66,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $30,000,000 signing bonus, $66,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $33,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $66,000,000
Average Salary:
$33,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$30,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$31,000,000
Total GTD:
$66,000,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2018-2020

Kirk Cousins signed a 3 year , $84,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including $3,000,000 signing bonus, $84,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $28,000,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $84,000,000
Average Salary:
$28,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$3,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$84,000,000
Total GTD:
$84,000,000
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2017-2017 Franchise Tag

Kirk Cousins signed a 1 year , $23,943,600 contract with the Washington Redskins, including an average annual salary of $23,943,600.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $23,943,600
Average Salary:
$23,943,600
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2016-2016 Franchise Tag

Kirk Cousins signed a 1 year , $19,953,000 contract with the Washington Redskins, including $19,953,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,953,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $19,953,000
Average Salary:
$19,953,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$19,953,000
Total GTD:
$19,953,000
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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2012-2015 Rookie

Kirk Cousins signed a 4 year , $2,572,688 contract with the Washington Redskins, including $472,688 signing bonus, $472,688 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $643,172.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $2,572,688
Average Salary:
$643,172
Signing Bonus:
$472,688
GTD at Sign:
$472,688
Total GTD:
$472,688
Free Agent:
2016 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$231,669,486

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2012 24
Active
$862,688
$862,688
2013 25
Active
$480,000
$1,342,688
2014 26
Active
$570,000
$1,912,688
2015 27
Active
$824,007
$2,736,695
2016 28
Active / Franchise Tag
$19,953,000
$22,689,695
2017 29
Active / Franchise Tag
$23,950,935
$46,640,630
2018 30
Active
$26,000,000
$72,640,630
2019 31
Active
$28,000,000
$100,640,630
2020 32
Active
$40,028,856
$140,669,486
2021 33
Active
$21,000,000
$161,669,486
2022 34
Active
$40,000,000
$201,669,486
2023 35
Injured
$30,000,000
$231,669,486
Total      
$231,669,486
$231,669,486
2024 36
Active
$62,500,000
2025 37
Active
$27,500,000
2026 38
Active
$45,000,000
2027 39
Active
$45,000,000
Total
$411,669,486
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2012
24
$390,000
$472,688
$862,688
$862,688
2013
25
$480,000
$480,000
$1,342,688
2014
26
$570,000
$570,000
$1,912,688
2015
27
$660,000
$164,007
$824,007
$2,736,695
2016
28
$19,953,000
$19,953,000
$22,689,695
2017
29
$23,943,600
$7,335
$23,950,935
$46,640,630
2018
30
$22,500,000
$3,000,000
$500,000
$26,000,000
$72,640,630
2019
31
$27,500,000
$500,000
$28,000,000
$100,640,630
2020
32
$9,500,000
$30,000,000
$500,000
$28,856
$40,028,856
$140,669,486
2021
33
$21,000,000
$21,000,000
$161,669,486
2022
34
$5,000,000
$25,000,000
$10,000,000
$40,000,000
$201,669,486
2023
35
$10,000,000
$20,000,000
$30,000,000
$231,669,486
Total
$141,496,600
$58,472,688
$20,500,000
$10,000,000
$1,000,000
$200,198
$231,669,486
$231,669,486
2024
36
$12,500,000
$50,000,000
$62,500,000
2025
37
$27,500,000
$27,500,000
2026
38
$35,000,000
$10,000,000
$45,000,000
2027
39
$35,000,000
$10,000,000
$45,000,000
Total
$251,496,600
$108,472,688
$20,500,000
$30,000,000
$1,000,000
$200,198
$411,669,486

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $45,996,600 $472,688 - - - $171,342 $46,640,630
6 $95,500,000 $58,000,000 $10,000,000 $20,500,000 $1,000,000 $28,856 $185,028,856

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 MIN 17 - 17 COVID-19
2023 MIN 9 - 18 Achilles
  • Mar 11, 2024 Signed a 4 year $180 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
  • Mar 14, 2023 Converted a $20M roster bonus into signing bonus, adding 2 void years, clearing $16M of cap with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Mar 13, 2022 Signed a 1 year $35 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Mar 16, 2020 Signed a 2 year $66 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Mar 13, 2018 Signed to a 3 year $84 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
  • Mar 13, 2017 Signed a 1 year $23.9 million franchise tag with Washington (WAS)
  • Mar 01, 2016 Signed a 1 year $19.953 million non-exclusive franchise tag for 2016
  • May 31, 2012 Signed a 4 year $2.57 million contract with Washington (WAS)
  • Apr 28, 2012 Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 4 (#102 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Attempts Pass Completions Pass Completion % Pass Yards Pass Yards/Gm Pass Touchdowns Pass Interceptions Pass Rating Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Touchdowns Fum
2023 MIN 8 8 512 97.90 311 216 69.5 2,331 291.4 18 5 103.78 14 25 0 7
2022 MIN 17 17 1,114 95.40 643 424 65.9 4,547 267.5 29 14 92.46 31 97 2 7
2021 MIN 16 16 1,087 95.30 561 372 66.3 4,221 263.8 33 7 103.10 29 115 1 12
2020 MIN 16 16 1,082 100.00 516 349 67.6 4,265 266.6 35 13 105.00 32 156 1 9
2019 MIN 15 15 982 94.80 444 307 69.1 3,603 240.2 26 6 107.40 31 63 1 10
2018 MIN 16 16 1,051 100.00 606 425 70.1 4,298 268.6 30 10 99.70 44 123 1 9
2017 WAS 16 16 1,012 99.50 540 347 64.3 4,093 255.8 27 13 93.85 49 179 4 13
2016 WAS 16 16 1,063 100.00 606 406 67.0 4,917 307.3 25 12 97.22 34 96 4 9
2015 WAS 16 16 1,027 95.90 543 379 69.8 4,166 260.4 29 11 101.58 26 48 5 9
2014 WAS 6 5 357 33.90 204 126 61.8 1,710 285.0 10 9 86.44 7 20 0 2
2013 WAS 5 3 238 20.80 155 81 52.3 854 170.8 4 7 58.37 4 14 0 3
2012 WAS 3 1 95 9.20 48 33 68.8 466 155.3 4 3 101.56 3 22 0 1
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