Minnesota Vikings Appear Committed to Quarterback Kirk Cousins for 2022 NFL Season


Feb 17, 2022

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Minnesota Vikings appear committed to Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback for the 2022 season.

Cousins is entering the final year of a two-year, $66 million contract he signed in March of 2020, which will see the 33-year-old earn a base salary of $35 million.

His contract situation, in addition to the hiring of new head coach Kevin O’Connell, has raised speculation on whether the Vikings organization will look to trade the three-time Pro Bowler. But, as Rapoport notes, that scenario seems unlikely – at least for now.

This past season saw Cousins throw for over 4000 yards, to go along with 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. However, Minnesota finished with a mere 8-9 record, missing out on the postseason for the third time in Cousins’ four years with the team.

Assuming a trade does not occur, management could add an extra year or two onto the quarterback’s current deal to avoid a scenario in which he hits the open market.

FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the Vikings Super Bowl odds at +3,300.

Thumbnail photo via Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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