Does Kirk Cousins want to cash in more than he wants a Super Bowl ring?

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins /

Would Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins rather win a Super Bowl or become the highest-paid player in the entire NFL?

In just four seasons, Kirk Cousins has already made $115 million as a member of the Minnesota Vikings according to To put that into perspective, former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spent 10 years with the franchise and he made a total of $94.2 million during his time in purple and gold.

Cousins has made a ton of cash during his NFL career, and from a business point of view, he has been one of the most successful players in the history of the league.

Heading into next season, his career earnings rank fifth among active quarterbacks who are currently under contract until 2023.

Would Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins rather win a Super Bowl or become the highest-paid player in the NFL?

Some might consider it a bunch of nonsense, but based on his history in the NFL, one has to wonder if Cousins was presented with the choice of either winning a Super Bowl or becoming the highest-paid player in the league, which path would he take?

Our own Chris Schad recently answered this question on the latest edition of “The Viking Age Podcast” and he believes that Cousins would take the cash.

"“He would rather be the highest-paid quarterback ever. He’s so proud of his [contracts in 2018 and 2020], and you know what, sure. If you’re into that sort of thing, if you’re into getting paid, I have no problem with it. But as far the team goes, at some point, you have to think of someone other than yourself.”"

Schad’s answer begins around the 12:07 mark of the video below, and he went on to say that he also thinks that Cousins needs to also be shown the door by the Vikings just as Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman were earlier this year.

For more on Cousins and the Vikings, check out the latest episode of “The Viking Age Podcast” now available on our brand-new YouTube channel.

The audio version of the podcast is also available on the Apple Podcast app, Spotify, and pretty much anywhere that podcasts are available.

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