Not to be Left Out of the Fun, Kirk Cousins is Also Coming Back on a 1-Year Extension Worth $40M

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Not to be Left Out of the Fun, Kirk Cousins is Also Coming Back on a 1-Year Extension Worth $40M

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Comebacks are all the rage right now at the quarterback position.

It began with (ugh) Aaron Rodgers returning for another season with the Packers. But not to be out-done, Tom Brady tweeted his intent to return to football just two months after his retirement.

And not to be left out of the party, Kirk Cousins is re-upping with the Vikings:

Don’t you just love it when folks stay together?

Cousins’ agent made the tweet announcing Cousins’ return, while NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero came through with the deets. It is a one-year extension that comes with $35 million guaranteed. It keeps Cousins in Minnesota, where he gets a pay bump to $40 million on a contract that includes a no-trade clause and $55 million that is payable in March 2023. All that for a quarterback who puts up really good numbers for your fantasy team, but leaves so much to be desired when it comes to everything else that comes with playing quarterback.

Perhaps, most importantly, the Cousins deal takes them out of the hunt for a quarterback this offseason. Most notably, Deshaun Watson. There had been some rumblings that Watson had an interest in joining the Vikings. But in the end, that doesn’t look like it is in the cards.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.