REPORT: Vikings Draw The Line In Negotiations With Kirk Cousins, Won’t Offer Him Guaranteed Contract

Each of the last two times Kirk Cousins and the Vikings have come to an agreement on a contract, it’s been a fully guaranteed multi-year deal. That won’t be the case this time around.

According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Minnesota Vikings “really like” Cousins and have already reached out to his representatives to begin negotiations on a contract. However, the Vikings won’t offer Cousins another fully guaranteed contract.

Back in 2018, the Vikings signed Cousins to a three-year, $84 million deal that was fully guaranteed and re-upped with the Vikings three-years later with a two-year, $66 million deal in 2021. He played last season on a $35 million contract.

However, this time, Cousins is older (he will turn 36 just before the start of the 2024 season) and is also coming off a torn Achilles that ended his 2023 season after eight games.


Despite the age and injury, Cousins is still a capable quarterback. He’s exceed 4,000 passing yards in seven of the last eight seasons and was on pace to exceed that mark in 2023 prior to the season-ending injury.

However, despite the great individual success Cousins have had, the four-time Pro Bowler has won just one playoff game over his career.