MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly reached an agreement to extend quarterback Kirk Cousins’ contract.
On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said the team agreed to a two-year extension for Cousins, per his agent.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Confora, the deal is effectively two additional years worth $66 million.
I'm told the Kirk Cousins extension is effectively two additional years worth $66 million. For all intents and purposes it is effectively guaranteed
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 16, 2020
Cousins was entering the final season of the fully guaranteed, three-year, $84 million contract he signed as a free agent in 2018. He was scheduled to carry a $31 million charge to Minnesota’s salary cap in 2020, so the impetus for doing a new deal now was to provide the team with some immediate relief while giving Cousins some additional security.
Cousins had a career-best season in 2019, ranking fourth in the NFL with a 107.4 passer rating and leading the Vikings to a wild card round win in the playoffs at New Orleans.
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