Kirk Cousins makes a median annual wage of $28 million to play quarterback for the Vikings. Which, given the going fee for respectable QB play within the NFL, isn’t an outrageous quantity.
The 32-year-old passer signed his present cope with Minnesota in March of 2018 when he reached free company after six seasons in Washington. Cousins grew to become the NFL’s highest-paid participant when it comes to common annual wage when he signed his contract with the Vikings, however he since has been surpassed by six different NFL gamers, all QBs.
Cousins’ contract with the Vikings was historic within the sense that it was the primary absolutely assured contract in NFL historical past — all $84 million throughout his three-year deal was assured at signing. For Sporting News contributor and former Minnesota basic supervisor Jeff Diamond, the Cousins deal represented the evolution of contemporary NFL free company.
Below is all it is advisable find out about that contract. (Figures courtesy of Over The Cap.)
How a lot does Kirk Cousins make?
Cousins’ contract pays him $84 million over three years for a median of $28 million per 12 months. Below are some key figures within the deal.
- Average annual wage: $28 million
- 2020 base wage: $29.5 million
- Total contract worth: $84 million
- Fully assured: $84 million
- Percentage of Vikings cap: 15.5%
Cousins had choices in 2018 free company earlier than he signed with Minnesota, as evidenced by a docuseries that featured his journey on the open market.
The Jets supplied him a three-year contract that will have paid him $30 million per 12 months and likewise would have been absolutely assured. He turned it right down to signal with the Vikings for much less cash.
“I’ve at all times felt just a little bit underrated, just a little bit neglected.” Cousins mentioned at his introductory information convention in Minnesota. “As a consequence, there’s a hearth there.”
Kirk Cousins contract
Below is a desk that includes Cousins’ three-year contract with the Vikings, adopted by the $6 million in incentives he reportedly can earn.
|Year||Age||Base wage||Guaranteed wage||Prorated bonus||Cap quantity||Cap %|
|2018||30||$22.5 million||$22.5 million||$1.5 million||$24 million||13.5%|
|2019||31||$27.5 million||$27.5 million||$1.5 million||$29 million||15.4%|
|2020||32||$29.5 million||$29.5 million||$1.5 million||$31 million||15.5%|
— Win Super Bowl: $500,000
— Win Super Bowl and rank in high eight in factors: $1 million
— Win Super Bowl and rank in high 5 in factors: $1.5 million
— Win Super Bowl and rank in high three in factors: $2 million
NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacks
Of the NFL’s 25 highest-paid gamers in 2020 when it comes to common annual wage, 17 are QBs. That contains the highest 11, as Cardinals wideout DeAndre Hopkins is the league’s highest paid non-QB.
Cousins ranks seventh on that checklist along with his common annual wage of $28 million. Below are the ten highest-paid QBs within the NFL and their common annual salaries.
1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs, $45 million
2. Deshaun Watson, Texans, $39 million
3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks, $35 million
4. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers, $34 million
T5. Jared Goff, Rams, $33.5 million
T5. Aaron Rodgers, Packers, $33.5 million
7. Kirk Cousins, Vikings, $33 million
8. Carson Wentz, Eagles, $32 million
9. Dak Prescott, Cowboys, $31.4 million (tag)
10. Matt Ryan, Falcons, $30 million