If you have suppressed this memory from your brain, let me remind you, Kirk Cousins is due nearly $100 million from 2020 to 2022. And his statline on Sunday against a Colts team that got bullied in the fourth quarter by Gardner Minshew (who makes about 35 times less money than Cousins this year) was this: 11-for-26 passing, 113 yards, zero.
Kirk Cousins was born on August 19th 1988 in Barrington, Illinois. Kirk’s father Don Cousins is a pastor. He played basketball, football and baseball during his high school years. Kirk is a major in kinesiology.
Mark Dantonio who was the coach of Michigan State in 2007 offered a scholarship to Cousins and Cousins readily agreed. Kirk was recruited by the Spartans as a quarterback back up for Brian Hoyer. In the year 2009 Cousins was successful in leading the Michigan State with his own considerable success of 19 touchdowns and over 2,500 passing yards. His team was successful in beating the arch rivals Michigan Wolverines with a 4-0 record.
In his first season in the NFL league, Cousins was recruited to Washington Redskins in the fourth round as a seventh choice. Kirk was selected as a backup for quarterback Griffin in case he was injured. Kirk was able to sign a contract for a term of four years with Red skins on May 31st 2012.
In the preseasons, Cousin’s performance against Chicago Bears was notable with 3 touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. Even the Kirk’s efforts were not enough to seal off a victory against Chicago Bears who won the match 33-31. Kirk’s efforts in the final game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers were fruitful as the Redskins sealed off a victory. Kirk was able to complete 15 passes out of 27 for 222 yards. These efforts were enough for Kirk Cousins to snatch the quarterback position from starterRex Grossman.
His second appearance in the season was against Baltimore ravens when he was brought in to the game as a backup for injured Griffin. Kirk helped the Redskins to win a nail biter at the last minute. Kirk was awarded the Pepsi NFL Rookie for a week.
In 2013, Kirk Cousins was named as the quarterback for the whole season. Kirk performed fairly with 4 touchdowns and 854 passing yards.
Theinjury of Griffin in a match against Jackson Ville Jaguars came as a relief to kirk Cousins. Kirk was able to take the Redskins to decisive victory with two touchdowns and 250 passing yards. Kirk gave a poor performance against New York Giants with just one touchdown which led to the humiliating defeat of Redskins.
Cousins gave a solid performance on October 25th 2015 against Tampa Bay Buccaneers to seal an unexpected win to the Redskins. At one time Redskins were down with 24-0, cousins turned the tables to a 31-30 victory. Kirk also set a new franchise record with 33 completions in a game which is tied with Jason Campbell who achieved the feat in 2007. Cousins made a new record by throwing career high 4 touchdowns and posted a passer rating of 158 making him the first quarterback Redskin to achieve the feat since 1950.
Kirk Cousins got married on June 28th 2014 to Julie Hampton. Kirk Cousins is a devoted Christian. He and his wife both are active on social media mainly on twitter. He is fondly called as “kirk captain” for his leadership qualities. Kirk Cousins has a yearly salary of $1.2 million to $4.6 million. His net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.© Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — It's still early yet, but Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is currently having possibly the worst season of his career. As a result, many Vikings fans are already urging the team to 'tank' so they can get the best draft pick possible next year and select a new quarterback.
From daz to blender. However, it's important to remember that the team has invested a lot of money into Cousins.
The Kirk Cousins contract
In March, the Vikings and Cousins agreed to a two years, $66 million extension. The 32-year-old quarterback was on the last year of his original contract with the team before the deal was done.
In total, Cousins now has a $96 million deal with the team, with $61 million of that guarantee, ESPN reports. The deal becomes fully guaranteed in 2021.
In otherwords, unless the Vikings cut him, Cousins will be in Minnesota through 2022.
Cousins led the Vikings to a 10-6 record last season. Minnesota defeated the New Orleans Saints in overtime during the wildcard round of the playoffs.
The Vikings lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round.
This season, Cousins is performing much worse. He's thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. The Vikings were 1-4 heading into Sunday's home game against the Atlanta Falcons (0-5).
As of halftime, the Vikings trail the Falcons, 20-0. Cousins has thrown two interceptions, including his first throw of the game.