The Minnesota Vikings finally have a franchise quarterback? Wait. What!?! I feel a sense of relief washing over me like one of those old Herbal Essences commercials from back in the day (I apologize for the visual). As a lifelong Vikings fan, I don’t care if we overpaid. I don’t care if Cousins is #elite. I’m just thankful to stop the quarterback carousel that’s been going on in Minnesota basically my entire life. Hallelujah! Can I get an amen!?! So enough about me being a fanboy – let’s cut to the brass tax and get down to the facts and dynasty analysis.
Kirk Cousins has agreed to a three-year, $84 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings. This is a historical precedent for not only quarterbacks but for all players league-wide. A fully guaranteed contract like this one is the first of its kind in the NFL. It will be interesting what affect this will have on other contracts going forward. Doug Baldwin called Cousins a” hero” for all of the young players that will follow after him. We’ve seen so many of these massive multi-year deals hidden by the language behind them, giving teams an out along the way.
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