The Minnesota Vikings declined discount from QB Kirk Cousins, who wanted 3-Year guaranteed contract extension.
The 2023 season is the final year of Cousins contract. He’ll enter the campaign without the long-term security he’s had since coming to the Vikings five years ago.
The Vikings and Cousins couldn’t reach a middle ground on contract extension talks. That led to the team doing a salary cap conversion with his contract, adding two more void years to create $16 million in space without committing to Cousins beyond this season.
Cousins, who turns 35 in August, will be 37 prior to the 2025 season. The Vikings are now exploring its options for life after their veteran QB.
By not extending Cousins beyond this season, the Vikings can keep their options open. Maybe that means drafting a young QB this year.
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins. Photo courtsey of David Berding/Getty Images