Kirk Cousins

Quarterback

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $31,000,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 15.42%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $30,000,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 18.30%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.97
  • Total Contract Value: $84,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $28,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 7/118 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $84,000,000
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 209
  • College: Michigan State
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 4, #102 overall (Redskins)
  • Year Signed: 2018 (UFA)
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $21,742,000

Contract Notes

Kirk Cousins signed a three year, $84 million contract with the Vikings on March 15, 2018. The entire contract is fully guaranteed. Cousins received a $3 million signing bonus. Cousins can not be traded nor can he the transition tag be used after the expiration of his contract. Another $6 million in incentives are available. Per Albert Breer the incentives are the following: $500,000 for winning the Super Bowl, $1 million for winning the Super Bowl and ranking top 8 in points, $1.5 million for winning the Super Bowl and ranking top 5 in points, and finally $2 million if he wins the Super Bowl and the team ranks top 3 in points.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201830$22,500,000$1,500,000$22,500,000$24,000,00013.5%
201931$27,500,000$1,500,000$27,500,000$29,000,00015.4%
202032$29,500,000$1,500,000$29,500,000$31,000,00015.5%
Total$79,500,000$4,500,000$79,500,000$84,000,000
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Career Earnings: $100,469,288
Career APY: $12,558,661
Potential Earnings: $130,469,288
Total Guarantees: $128,369,288
Largest Cash Payment: $30,000,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Hit: $31,000,000 (2020)

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
VikingsUFAActive20183$84,000,000$28,000,000$84,000,000$54,000,00064.3%$27,000,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Redskins6$46,469,288$7,744,881$46,469,2880.0%$00.0%
Vikings2$54,000,000$27,000,000$53,000,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2012Redskins$390,000$118,172$0$508,1720.4%$862,688
2013Redskins$480,000$118,172$0$598,1720.5%$480,000
2014Redskins$570,000$118,172$0$688,1720.5%$570,000
2015Redskins$660,000$118,172$0$778,1720.5%$660,000
2016Redskins$19,953,000$0$19,953,000$19,953,00012.9%$19,953,000
2017Redskins$23,943,600$0$23,943,600$23,943,60014.3%$23,943,600
2018Vikings$22,500,000$1,500,000$22,500,000$24,000,00013.5%$26,000,000
2019Vikings$27,500,000$1,500,000$27,500,000$29,000,00015.4%$28,000,000
2020Vikings$29,500,000$1,500,000$29,500,000$31,000,00015.5%$30,000,000
Total$125,496,600$4,972,688$123,396,600$130,469,288$130,469,288

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
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

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$21,742,000$28,000,000
Injury Adjusted$21,742,000$28,000,000
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OTC Valuation $4.9M $9.7M $14.6M $19.5M $24.4M APY $5.8M $11.7M $17.5M $23.3M $29.2M $20,316,000 $21,000,000

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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