A note about veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins leads the latest Minnesota Vikings rumors and it could be one that reveals his future with the franchise.
Despite the fact that he will be 36 at the start of the 2024 regular season and he’s coming off of a torn Achilles, it doesn’t sound like Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is going to be taking any sort of “hometown discount” when free agency begins in March.
This is at least what one would assume from one of the latest Vikings rumors to hit the internet.
According to the Pioneer Press’s Charley Walters, some of the recent buzz around the league has indicated that Cousins is looking for a new contract that is for at least two years and includes at least $90 million guaranteed.
Vikings Rumors: Minnesota better not give Kirk Cousins $45 million per season
Even though Cousins was playing at a high level in 2023 before suffering his season-ending injury, his age, and now his health, are factors that will determine how much the Vikings might be willing to pay him in order to keep him on their roster for the 2024 campaign.
If a two-year contract that includes at least $90 million in guaranteed money is truly what the veteran quarterback is looking for, then it will be time for Minnesota to say their goodbyes.
The Vikings and Cousins are both heading in completely different directions, and currently, Minnesota isn’t really in a position to be handing over sacks of cash to an aging quarterback coming off of a serious injury.
As for Cousins, he doesn’t have much time left in the NFL, and if wants to go out and attempt to land one more lucrative payday, then good for him.
But if increasing his bank as much as possible is what the veteran signal-caller would like to do this offseason, then his first game back from a torn Achilles likely isn’t going to happen in a purple and gold uniform.