Kirk Cousins

Quarterback

Age: 36
Free Agency: 2028 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 12
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $25,000,000 (9.64% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $62,500,000 (20.64% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.50
  • Contract Value: $180,000,000 ($45,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $90,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 10/122 at QB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202436$12,500,000$12,500,000$0$12,500,000$25,000,0009.6%
2025 📝
March 17: 2026 roster bonus is guaranteed
37$27,500,000$12,500,000$0$27,500,000$40,000,00015.4%
2026 📝
March 17: Roster bonus due
38$35,000,000$12,500,000$10,000,000$0$57,500,00020.2%
2027 📝
March 17: Roster bonus due
39$35,000,000$12,500,000$10,000,000$0$57,500,00018.3%
Total$110,000,000$50,000,000$20,000,000$40,000,000$180,000,000

Contract Notes

Kirk Cousins signed a four year, $180 million contract with the Falcons on March 11, 2024. Cousins received $100 million in guarantees. His 2024 and 2025 salaries are fully guaranteed and he received a $50 million signing bonus. There are $10 million roster bonuses due on the 5th day of the 2026 and 2027 league years.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$45M
$90M
$135M
$180M
2024202520262027
Cash Due$62,500,000$27,500,000$45,000,000$45,000,000
Running Cash$62,500,000$90,000,000$135,000,000$180,000,000
Career Earnings: $281,469,288
Career APY: $23,455,774
Potential Earnings: $411,469,288
Total Guarantees: $349,369,288
Largest Cash Payment: $62,500,000 (2024)
Largest Cap Number: $57,500,000 (2026)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
RedskinsDraftedExpired20124$2,572,688$643,172$472,688$2,572,688100.0%$643,172
RedskinsFranchiseExpired20161$19,953,000$19,953,000$19,953,000$19,953,000100.0%$19,953,000
RedskinsFranchiseExpired20171$23,943,600$23,943,600$23,943,600$23,943,600100.0%$23,943,600
VikingsUFAExtended20183$84,000,000$28,000,000$84,000,000$54,000,00064.3%$27,000,000
VikingsExtensionExtended20202$66,000,000$33,000,000$61,000,000$61,000,00092.4%$30,500,000
VikingsExtensionExpired20221$35,000,000$35,000,000$70,000,000$70,000,000200.0%$35,000,000
FalconsUFAActive20244$180,000,000$45,000,000$90,000,000$50,000,00027.8%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Commanders6$46,469,288$7,744,881$46,469,2880.0%$00.0%
Vikings6$185,000,000$30,833,333$156,833,3340.0%$28,500,0000.0%
Falcons0$50,000,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Redskins$390,000$118,172$0$0$508,1720.4%$862,688
2013Redskins$480,000$118,172$0$0$598,1720.5%$480,000
2014Redskins$570,000$118,172$0$0$688,1720.5%$570,000
2015Redskins$660,000$118,172$0$0$778,1720.5%$660,000
2016Redskins$19,953,000$0$0$19,953,000$19,953,00012.3%$19,953,000
2017Redskins$23,943,600$0$0$23,943,600$23,943,60013.5%$23,943,600
2018Vikings$22,500,000$1,500,000$0$22,500,000$24,000,00012.6%$26,000,000
2019Vikings$27,500,000$1,500,000$0$27,500,000$29,000,00015.1%$28,000,000
2020Vikings$9,500,000$11,500,000$0$9,500,000$21,000,00010.6%$40,000,000
2021Vikings$21,000,000$10,166,666$0$21,000,000$31,166,66616.7%$21,000,000
2022Vikings$5,000,000$16,416,668$10,000,000$15,000,000$31,416,66815.0%$40,000,000
2023Vikings$10,000,000$10,250,000$0$10,000,000$20,250,0009.2%$30,000,000
2024Falcons$12,500,000$12,500,000$0$12,500,000$25,000,0009.6%$62,500,000
2025Falcons$27,500,000$12,500,000$0$27,500,000$40,000,00015.4%$27,500,000
2026Falcons$35,000,000$12,500,000$10,000,000$0$57,500,00020.2%$45,000,000
2027Falcons$35,000,000$12,500,000$10,000,000$0$57,500,00018.3%$45,000,000
Total$251,496,600$101,806,022$30,000,000$189,396,600$383,302,622$411,469,288
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Vikings2024$28,500,000$0
Total$28,500,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20123----9.2%0.0%33/4868.8%466433101.63227.3010
201350020.8%0.0%81/15552.3%85447558.44143.5032
201460633.9%0.0%126/20461.8%1710109886.47202.9022
2015160095.9%0.0%379/54369.8%4166291126101.626481.8593
20161600100.0%0.0%406/60667%491725122397.234962.8493
2017160099.6%0.0%327/50365%393527103898.5481673.53135
20181600100.0%0.0%425/60670.1%429830104099.7441232.8197
2019150094.8%0.0%307/44469.1%360326628107.431632.01103
20201600100.0%0.0%349/51667.6%4265351339105.0321564.9100
2021160095.3%0.0%372/56166.3%422133728103.1291154.0100
2022170095.4%0.0%424/64365.9%454729144692.531973.1200
202380045.7%0.0%216/31169.5%233118517103.814251.8000

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$11,072,000$45,000,000
Injury Adjusted$11,072,000$45,000,000
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OTC Valuation $7.2M $14.4M $21.6M $28.8M $36M APY $9.2M $18.3M $27.5M $36.7M $45.8M $25,867,000 $37,500,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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