Kirk Cousins agrees to two-year extension with Vikings

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t set for free agency this offseason and he won’t be hitting the open market next year either.

Cousins’ agent Mike McCartney announced that his client has agreed to a two-year extension in Minnesota. No other details were included in the announcement.

Cousins signed a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract with the Vikings before the 2018 season and was set to have a cap number of $31 million this season. The extension will almost certainly bring that number down, but the full terms of the new deal will need to come in before we know just how much the agreement changes the outlook in Minnesota this season.

Cousins helped the Vikings to a Wild Card berth in his second season with the team and piloted them to a win over the Saints in the opening round of the playoffs.

39 responses to “Kirk Cousins agrees to two-year extension with Vikings

  1. Ugh. Now if they choke this season, Spielman and Zimmer will both likely be looking for work elsewhere.

  2. Thank you Vikings! Signing Cousins for two more years assures everyone the Vikings will continue their winless streak as far as championships go.

  3. This basically guarantees the Vikings will continue their proud tradition of never winning a championship and extend their streak to 63 straight years.

  4. Well, hopefully some consistency under center helps this team out. I’m not completely convinced Kirk is the answer, but constantly shuffling QB’s around every year or two hasn’t proven to be effective. If you’re trying to get away from the “all-in” one year window type situation, I don’t think there’s a better QB out there that would be available.

  5. So much for the theory that the 49ers would dump Jimmy G. and sign TB12 as a bridge to Kirk Cousins when his deal with the Vikings ended…

  6. He’s the best option on the table so a 2 year deal sounds about right.

    Probably a good thing to get Kirk locked up before Dak signs a ridiculous contract.

  7. With a new offense, terrible offensive line, a top WR out half the season, your star RB out a couple games, Cousins lead the team to the playoffs and beat a 13-3 team on the road. But everybody thinks the Vikings should fire everybody and cut Cousins. I guess 31 other teams should cut their QB and fire their head coach every season too.

  8. “With a new offense, terrible offensive line, a top WR out half the season, your star RB out a couple games, Cousins lead the team to the playoffs and beat a 13-3 team on the road. But everybody thinks the Vikings should fire everybody and cut Cousins. I guess 31 other teams should cut their QB and fire their head coach every season too.”

    Lets not forget, this team was was 13-3 before Kirk Cousins took over with the intention he’d get us a superbowl and all we have to show for it are one disappointing season and one slightly above average season. He’s not a superbowl calibre QB.

  9. Cousins is never going to be a quarterback who is going to win games with a bad offensive line. He just doesn’t have the gift of sensing pressure and getting out of it. With that said, if he had a line like the Dallas Cowboys, he’d be a real threat to take a team to the Super Bowl. I think it’s obvious Spielman really struggles with drafting or bringing in free agents who will perform at a high level in the NFL. It’s also an area that he has ignored for years. Now that he’s signed Cousins and if doesn’t invest heavily by draft and free agency in above average linemen, he’ll be looking for a job in two years.

  10. With a new offense, terrible offensive line, a top WR out half the season, your star RB out a couple games, Cousins lead the team to the playoffs and beat a 13-3 team on the road.

    Make all the excuses you want. At the end of the day, he chokes with the game on the line.

  11. Same old, same old (conversation). Cousins haters point out every flaw in his game, while Cousins apologists point out every flaw in those around him.

    Cousins is just like the Vikings and every other team; he’s not as good as his best game and he’s not as bad as his worst game.

  12. As a coach or GM, there are number of QB’s I would trust my faith too. Kurt Cousins isn’t one of them.

  13. Bad move, Vikings. There are free agent QBs available who are better than Cousins. He’s NEVER going to lead anyone to a Super Bowl. Cousins is like a slightly better version of Mitchell Trubisky, which isn’t saying much. He can’t sense pressure or escape from it, and he can’t carry a team, especially when the chips are down. The Vikes just ensured a one-and-done approach to the playoffs for the next three years. It breaks my heart.

  14. v2787 says:
    March 16, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Bad move, Vikings. There are free agent QBs available who are better than Cousins.
    __________

    First, name one. Tom Brady isn’t coming here.

    Second, it doesn’t matter what free agent QBs are available this year. They couldn’t sign one until next year.

  15. I hope RS learned a valuable lesson with the first Cousins contract. He got played by Cousins’s agent. With this contract he gets some leverage back and the ability to cut and run on the last year. So this could be just a 1 year extension. And it frees up much needed cap space to sign Dalvin.

  16. “Second, it doesn’t matter what free agent QBs are available this year. They couldn’t sign one until next year.”

    I’d rather roll the dice with someone we draft in 2020 or 2021 than live through another 3 years of Kirk where we know exactly what were going to get (ie. a good, not great performer who only plays well when the rest of the team is playing perfect and doesn’t elevate the play of those around him).

  17. I love the Vikings SO much…but I HATE this signing unless they draft a quarterback this year or next with a plan to replace Kirk. Please tell me the Vikings aren’t so delusional that they actually believe he is going to win a SB on a team cap strapped and losing players. Honestly, this looks like a coward move by the front office to save jobs with a team producing respectable results….not a front office swinging for the fences to win a SB.

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