What is Kirk Cousins' net worth? Vikings quarterback earns a salary of $27M

Kirk Cousins has been named the NFL Offensive Player of the Week on several occasions. He has never left the NFL Top 100 tally since 2016


                            What is Kirk Cousins' net worth? Vikings quarterback earns a salary of $27M
Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings are set to kick-off the pre-season with the much-awaited game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, August 14, at 3 pm EST. There is a lot of buzz around the game because of some new signings by the Broncos management.

As far as their head-to-head record is concerned, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos have faced each other on 15 occasions. Vikings have emerged victorious in eight games while the Broncos have won seven of them. Meanwhile, the last five games between these two teams have been really intriguing, with Vikings winning three of the last five encounters.

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Broncos would have a chance to equalize the head-to-head record while the Vikings would want to take some convincing lead. All eyes will be on the quarterback Kirk Cousins. Regarded as one of the finest players in NFL history, Cousins will be looking to better his passing record and touchdowns during the upcoming game. Cousins has been a part of the sport since 2012 and made a fortune from his career. Let’s take a look at the money he has earned while playing the game he loves so much.

Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings throws a pass during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

 

Early life and career

Born on August 19, 1988, Kirk Daniel Cousins attended Holland Christian High Scholl in Michigan and played games like football, basketball, and baseball. Cousins finished his high school football career with 3,204 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.

Technically, he started his college football career in 2009 and ended the season with 19 touchdowns, 9 interceptions, and 2,680 passing yards in 12 games.

NFL Draft and signings

Cousins was selected by the Washington Redskins as the seventh choice in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. On May 31, 2012, Cousins signed a four-year contract with the Washington football team. The Rookie turned out to be a mixed bag for the athlete as he won the game for Washington but also threw two interceptions in the last two series of the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

He finished his rookie year with 466 passing yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions in three games and one start. In the 2013 season, he was always the starting quarterback for Washington Redskins and finished his second professional season with 854 passing yards, four touchdowns, and seven interceptions in five games.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a first half pass against the St. Louis Rams at FedExField on September 20, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

 

The 2014 season was a let-down for the athlete and he also decided to move from the team. After a disastrous performance in the game against Tennessee Titans, Cousins did not play any more games for the remainder of the season. In 2015, he came back strongly and gave amazing performances for the team helped lead the Washington football team to their largest comeback win in franchise history. This was the first time when he used his catchphrase ‘You Like That?” during a game.

Cousins finished the 2015 season posting the highest completion percentage (74.7) in home games in NFL history, with a minimum of 100 attempts, leading the Washington football team to a 6–2 record at home.

Move to Minnesota Vikings

In 2018, Minnesota Vikings signed him on a fully guaranteed three-year contract worth $84 million. Cousins had a solid start and performed in every game he played for the side. His Vikings season finished with 4,298 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

Last year, he signed a two-year, $66 million contract extension with the Vikings. The new deal made him one of the highest-paid NFL players in the world and one of the 30 highest-paid entertainers.

Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

 

Real Estate

The athlete owns a house on Lake Michigan in the gated Dunegrass development south of Oval Beach. According to a report, the new house is a three-story building and will have five bedrooms and two fireplaces. The price of the property is still unknown.

Charity

Kirk and his wife Julie Cousins have established a charity organization named Julie and Kirk Cousins Foundation. They partnered with Hy-Vee to create an exclusive product to raise $21,000. The foundation donated the amount to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, which has 11 club sites throughout the Twin Cities.



 

 

Awards and Achievements

Cousins has been named the NFL Offensive Player of the Week on several occasions. He has never left the NFL Top 100 tally since 2016 and last year, he achieved 58th rank in the list. He has also won the Pro Bowl competition on two occasions.

Endorsements

The player earned more than $60 million in 2020 and a huge chunk of that earnings came from endorsing brands such Century Link, Panini, Bose, and Mike. He earned over $2.5 million through endorsements.

What is Kirk Cousins’ net worth?

Most of his earnings have come through his career in NFL. He is one of the highest-paid NFL players in history and made a massive fortune out of it. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cousins’ net worth is estimated at $70 million, and is currently getting a salary of $27 million. His performance in the upcoming season will be crucial for the team’s victory and it will also make his earnings go higher. 

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