According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 29-year-old Kirk Cousins and the Vikings have agreed to a contract and this marriage is set to become official after weeks of rumors and speculation. It’s a three-year contract that is fully guaranteed and believed to be worth $84 million.
Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Cousins will meet with the staff on Wednesday and tour the facility in Eagan on Thursday.
The decision has been building to this since the NFC Championship game, where the Vikings faltered in epic fashion with Case Keenum at quarterback and talk of Cousins to the Vikings started to pick up at Super Bowl week in Minneapolis. The team had three free agent quarterbacks in their own right in Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater, but Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer elected to swing for the biggest splash they could make and Cousins became the choice.
Cousins now has three full NFL seasons under his belt as the full-time starter and has not missed a game in that span, even making the Pro Bowl in 2016. He has thrown for 16,206 career yards with 99 touchdowns and 55 interceptions while completing just under 66-percent of his passes in his career.