The Mini Bombshell about Kirk Cousins Extension Talks


Should you believed Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins sought after “Daniel Jones cash” this offseason amid contract extension talks, that may’ve been a false assumption.

The Vikings, for now, haven’t prolonged Cousins’ contract past the 2023 season, that means the soon-to-be 35-year-old is slated to hit unfastened company subsequent March. Quarterbacks of Cousins’ caliber hardly ever hit the open marketplace, excluding Derek Carr this yr and, smartly, Cousins in 2018.

The Mini Bombshell about Kirk Cousins Extension Talks

And in line with the Superstar Tribune, it appears like Cousins most effective sought an extension related to his present per-season worth — now not a corpulent deal consistent with the aforementioned Jones or ever-escalating quarterback marketplace.

The Mini Bombshell
Oct 24, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) appears to be like on prior to the beginning of a recreation in opposition to the Washington Redskins at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Necessary Credit score: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports activities.

Cousins’ present deal fetches $35 million according to yr, a humongous quantity to the bare eye however across the ninth-highest within the NFL underneath a microscope. He reportedly sought after to stick close to the place he used to be at for reasonable annual worth.

“I had additionally heard that he wasn’t inquiring for $40 million. He wasn’t inquiring for that a lot, when it comes to what Daniel Jones were given, who is clearly a lot more youthful however a lot much less achieved,” Superstar Tribune’s Andrew Krammer mentioned on the Get entry to Vikings podcast previous this week.

Year 1 of the O'Connell Era
Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes the ball in opposition to the New York Giants all the way through the fourth quarter of a wild card recreation at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports activities.

Krammer added, “Cousins’ camp used to be more or less shocked I assume, from what I heard, on the Vikings now not leaping or a minimum of accepting what they have been inquiring for.”

If the Get entry to Vikings musings are right kind, there’s just one reason why to give an explanation for it — the Vikings aren’t fascinated by tying the long-term imaginative and prescient to a quarterback at age 36 and over. The 2023 marketing campaign is it seems that tremendous with Cousins at 35 — he may’ve been traded another way — however a cutoff is in impact. The advance may also recommend why each and every mock drafter in NFL media has selected a quarterback for the Vikings in Spherical 1 of April’s draft this week. Certainly, buying and selling up for Kentucky’s Will Levis or achieving for Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker has been the entire Vikings buzz with the draft about 4 weeks away.

The Kirk Cousins Debate
Dec 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) appears to be like at hand the ball off all the way through the 3rd quarter in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports activities.

Additionally, since taking on the Vikings in January of 2022, normal supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has again and again discussed his endorsement of a “aggressive rebuild” philosophy. Parting techniques with the Cousins after two years of the Cousins + Kevin O’Connell experiment may adhere to his means of competitively rebuilding. In spite of everything, the franchise is in wonderful form with offensive pillars Justin Jefferson, Christian Darrisaw, T.J. Hockenson, and Brian O’Neill. When Cousins strikes on, “the following man” must step in and face a tight likelihood of succeeding.

Nonetheless, the Vikings received 13 video games in 12 months No. 1 of the O’Connell-Cousins duo, so regardless of the way you cube it, telling Cousins “no thank you” to $35 million or so is a bit of ordinary.

It’s the entire extra reason why to sharpen your focal point on quarterbacks within the mock-draft simulators.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day-to-day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates again to 1996. Indexed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).

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