by Matt George – Sports 1140 KHTK Reporter
After six seasons as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Kirk Cousins is expected to sign a three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, worth a completely guaranteed $84 million. Once he signs the dotted line, Cousins will be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.
While it would be a complete and utter shock for Cousins to not accept the deal, his agent, Mike McCartney, is playing it cautiously, “No final decisions have been made. The plan is to visit Minnesota first. That’s all we can say right now”.
Cousins enjoyed another successful year statistically for the Redskins in 2017, finishing with 4,093 yards (the third straight year over 4,000), 27 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, a 64.3 completion percentage, and a QB rating of 93.9.
After being franchise tagged multiple times by Washington, a multi-year, fully guaranteed deal is a welcome sight. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin took to twitter, calling Cousins a “hero” to other young players for getting a fully-guaranteed contract.
Kirk Cousins is a hero for all the young players that will follow after him. Now we need more players to bet on themselves until fully guaranteed contracts are the norm and not the exception.
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) March 13, 2018
The Minnesota Vikings were eliminated in the NFC Championship game by the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, 38-7. Then-Vikings quarterback Case Keenum is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos.