Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins officially signed a three-year contract with his new team. Looking ahead to his future beyond his three-year commitment to Minnesota, Cousins expressed a desire to remain with the Vikings much longer than that during his press conference Thursday.
COUSINS: “This is a three year deal, but the expectation from both sides is that we raise our kids here and we stay for a long long time." #KFANVikes
— "Woke Aj" (@AjKFAN) March 15, 2018
Cousins thought long and hard about where he wanted to play, and his dedication to the Vikings is very apparent. His agent even said this when it came to other offers Cousins received.
Kirk Cousins’ agent Mike McCartney: “We didn’t take the best offer. … Not even close.”
— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) March 15, 2018
It looks like Cousins and his young family plan to call Minnesota home for years to come. At the end of his three-year contract with the Vikings, Cousins will only be 32-years-old. If he plays well for Minnesota, it would be logical that the Vikings would extend him beyond 2020.
Cousins’ remarks about “kids” also hint that he and his wife will plan to add more children to their family. Right now, the Cousins have only one young baby boy named Cooper.
But for now, Cousins just became the new highest-paid player in NFL history. He inked a fully-guaranteed $84 million contract that takes him through the 2020 season.