Kirk Cousins

Quarterback

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $29,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 14.94%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $28,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 17.27%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.97
  • Total Contract Value: $84,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $28,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 0/25 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $84,000,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 209
  • College: Michigan State
  • Accrued Seasons: 7
  • Entry: 2012 Draft, Round 4, #102 overall (Redskins)
  • Year Signed: 2018
  • Contract Type: UFA
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2018 30 $22,500,000 $22,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $24,000,000 13.5%
2019 31 $27,500,000 $27,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $29,000,000 15.3%
2020 32 $29,500,000 $29,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $31,000,000 15.5%
Total $79,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $84,000,000
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Career Earnings: $72,469,288
Career APY: $10,352,755
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

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Redskins Drafted Expired 2012 4 $2,572,688 $643,172 $472,688 $2,572,688 100.0% $643,172
Redskins Franchise Expired 2016 1 $19,953,000 $19,953,000 $19,953,000 $19,953,000 100.0% $19,953,000
Redskins Franchise Expired 2017 1 $23,943,600 $23,943,600 $23,943,600 $23,943,600 100.0% $23,943,600
Vikings UFA Active 2018 3 $84,000,000 $28,000,000 $84,000,000 $26,000,000 31.0% $26,000,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Redskins 6 $46,469,288 $7,744,881 $46,469,288 0.0% $0 0.0%
Vikings 1 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 $24,000,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2012 Redskins $390,000 $118,172 $0 $0 $0 $508,172 0.4% $862,688
2013 Redskins $480,000 $118,172 $0 $0 $0 $598,172 0.5% $480,000
2014 Redskins $570,000 $118,172 $0 $0 $0 $688,172 0.5% $570,000
2015 Redskins $660,000 $118,172 $0 $0 $0 $778,172 0.5% $660,000
2016 Redskins $19,953,000 $19,953,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,953,000 12.9% $19,953,000
2017 Redskins $23,943,600 $23,943,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,943,600 14.3% $23,943,600
2018 Vikings $22,500,000 $22,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $24,000,000 13.5% $26,000,000
2019 Vikings $27,500,000 $27,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $29,000,000 15.3% $28,000,000
2020 Vikings $29,500,000 $29,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $31,000,000 15.5% $30,000,000
Total $125,496,600 $4,972,688 $0 $0 $0 $130,469,288   $130,469,288

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Passing Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special Comp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRating AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2012 3 9.2% 0.0%33/4868.8%466433101.63227.3010
2013 5 20.8% 0.0%81/15552.3%85447558.44143.5032
2014 6 33.9% 0.0%126/20461.8%1710109886.47202.9022
2015 16 95.9% 0.0%379/54369.8%4166291126101.626481.8593
2016 16 100.0% 0.0%406/60667%491725122397.234962.8493
2017 16 99.6% 0.0%327/50365%393527103898.5481673.53135
2018 16 100.0% 0.0%425/60670.1%429830104099.7441232.8197

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average