Vikings, Kirk Cousins reach deal on two-year extension

Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings have a couple more years to make it work. The team and the quarterback have signed a two-year extension that will carry through the 2022 season, per Cousins’ agent.

Cousins headed into the 2020 season at the end of a three-year deal with Minnesota that, to date, has paid him $54 million and is slated to be worth $30 million in the 2020 season.

The deal renegotiates Cousins’ final year under his old contract, freeing up an estimated $10 million under the salary cap. The new deal, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, is three years, $96 million, including $61 million guaranteed.

In two years with the Vikings, Cousins is 18-12-1, with 7,901 yards passing, 56 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He’s 1-1 in the playoffs while at Minnesota.

Kirk Cousins will be in Minnesota a little longer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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