Everyone is aware that Kirk Cousins is going to make a lot of money this offseason.
Quarterbacks of his stature rarely hit the free agent market in their prime and when the Redskins traded for Alex Smith, the stage was set for a historic bidding war between multiple teams.
According to former Redskins TE Chris Cooley, an angent told him that the Minnesota Vikings have offered Cousins a three-year $91 million contract with every dime being guaranteed.
Cooley said an agent told him Vikings offering Cuz 3Y/$91M fully g’teed.
— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) March 5, 2018
Now, if Cousins signs this contract, he wouldn’t become the highest paid player in NFL history like many expect him to be. However, he would become the first player to have $90 million dollars guaranteed to him.
Currently, Matt Stafford owns the record for the most guaranteed money at signing. The five-year $135 million extension he signed with the Lions last year guaranteed him $60.5 million.
If Cousins does sign this contract, he would shatter Stafford’s record.