Kirk Cousins

Quarterback

  • 2020 Salary Cap Charge: $21,000,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cap: 10.62%
  • 2020 Cash Payout: $40,000,000
  • % of 2020 Team Cash Spending: 21.09%
  • 2020 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.90
  • Total Contract Value: $66,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $33,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 5/124 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $61,000,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 209
  • College: Michigan State
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 4, #102 overall (Redskins)
  • Year Signed: 2020 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2023 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $21,742,000

Contract Notes

Kirk Cousins signed a two year contract extension with the Vikings worth $66 million on March 16, 2020. Cousins at the time of signing had one year remaining on his old contract worth $30 million making the total package worth $96 million over three years. $61 million is fully guaranteed at signing, including a $30 million signing bonus and Cousins 2020 and 2021 base salaries. If Cousins in on the Vikings roster on the 3rd day of the 2021 league year his 2022 salary, which is currently guaranteed for injury, will become fully guaranteed. The move saved the Vikings $10 million in 2020 cap room.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202032$9,500,000$11,500,000$9,500,000$21,000,00010.6%
202133$21,000,000$10,000,000$21,000,000$31,000,00014.4%
202234$35,000,000$10,000,000$0$45,000,00019.8%
Total$65,500,000$31,500,000$30,500,000$97,000,000
Career Earnings: $130,469,288
Career APY: $16,308,661
Potential Earnings: $196,469,288
Total Guarantees: $189,369,288
Largest Cash Payment: $40,000,000 (2020)
Largest Cap Number: $45,000,000 (2022)

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
VikingsUFARenegotiated20183$84,000,000$28,000,000$84,000,000$54,000,00064.3%$27,000,000
VikingsExtensionActive20202$66,000,000$33,000,000$61,000,000$30,000,00045.5%$0
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$84,000,000$42,000,000$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$19,953,00012.3%$19,953,000
2017Redskins$23,943,600$0$23,943,600$23,943,60013.5%$23,943,600
2018Vikings$22,500,000$1,500,000$22,500,000$24,000,00012.6%$26,000,000
2019Vikings$27,500,000$1,500,000$27,500,000$29,000,00015.1%$28,000,000
2020Vikings$9,500,000$11,500,000$9,500,000$21,000,00010.6%$40,000,000
2021Vikings$21,000,000$10,000,000$21,000,000$31,000,00014.4%$21,000,000
2022Vikings$35,000,000$10,000,000$0$45,000,00019.8%$35,000,000
Total$161,496,600$34,972,688$124,396,600$196,469,288$196,469,288

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$33,000,000
Injury Adjusted$21,742,000$33,000,000
test
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 $25,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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