Explained: Why Condemning Kirk Cousins’ Contract Is Silly

Kirk Cousins
Aug 29, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks on from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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This is Episode 23 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to daily Minnesota Vikings analysis. This episode examines Kirk Cousins’ contract and why it should be interpreted differently.

Particularly, Cousins’ salary compared to other quarterbacks, his performance, and the salary cap are discussed.

Email any feedback — especially constructive criticism — to d.baker@vikingsterritory.com.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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