Kirk Cousins Signs 4-Year Deal with Atlanta Falcons

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The Minnesota Vikings have officially lost their 6-year starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins, who as reportedly signed a 4-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. The contract is worth a total of $185 million dollars, including $90 million guaranteed ($45M/YR) in the first two years.

Kirk Cousins signs with Atlanta Falcons

This shows that the Vikings were definitely negotiating with Cousins in recent days, in hopes to get their offer closer to what the Falcons’ was going to be. Without a doubt, they had a deal on the table from Minnesota that must have been closer to three years, than one.

But I am not surprised they refused to go four years total or guarantee $90 million in the first two seasons. Cousins sent this video to Kyle Brandt (NFL Network) as soon as the news broke.

Kirk’s career with the Minnesota Vikings is one of the best in franchise history

Over his career, Kirk Cousins has made over $230 million dollars in salary alone, including $185 million with the Minnesota Vikings. In that time, he’s collected just on playoff win, a statistics his haters cling to with dear life.

By the numbers, Cousins is one of the best quarterbacks in franchise history. Outside of Fran Tarkenton and (maybe) Daunte Culpepper, prior to blowing out his knee and Randy Moss leaving, you won’t find another Vikings QB who can hold a candle to what Kirk accomplished while here.

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Only Tarkenton (177 games – 33,098 yards) and Tommy Kramer (128 games – 24,775 yards) threw for more yards as a Viking than Cousins has, who has played only 88 games, and thrown for 23,265 yards while wearing purple.

Before rupturing his achilles tendon, Kirk had thrown for 2,331 yards (69.5% completion), 18 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, through eight games in 2023 and he was on the precipice of taking over MVP conversations. Now, the Vikings will move on to their next QB saga.

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