Kirk Cousins, Vikings Going Their Separate Ways?
Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings might be going their separate ways at some point in the foreseeable future.
Cousins is currently coming into the last year of his deal with the team. Unfortunately for all involved, negotiations on a new deal between the two parties seem to be going nowhere.
In a recent report, Courtney Cronin of ESPN suggested that Minnesota is looking to get something down on paper by March 18. If the team is able to do that, it would open up some cap space for other moves.
Cousins, meanwhile, is dissatisfied with the numbers he has heard thus far and is dragging his feet on a new contract. As such, an agreement being reached within the next three days appears unlikely.
“Multiple sources told ESPN that Minnesota has brought offers to the negotiating table but both sides have yet to agree on a number,” she wrote.
“Could an extension happen down the road? Sure. But it’s more likely that Cousins, who created substantial leverage for himself with a strong 2019 season, is going to wait to see what other quarterbacks make in free agency — particularly Dak Prescott — before agreeing to anything.
“And if Cousins chooses to forgo signing an early extension and waits until he’s set to hit free agency next year, he’ll probably be in line to make a lot more on a new deal.”
Last season, Cousins threw 26 scores and six picks while leading his squad to an upset NFC Wild Card Round victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Clearly he wants to get paid for his accomplishments in 2019-20.
Will Cousins ultimately get the sort of dough he is looking for, though? Time will tell.