Kirk Cousins Turned Down $90 Million From Jets
Friday, August 31, 2018 3:06 PM America
There's no debating how much money Kirk Cousins will make over the next three years: the Vikings quarterback signed a fully-guaranteed, $84 million contract this offseason. There's not any injury guarantee or incentives or any other frills. It's a very simple, very large deal he signed in free agency.
The fully-guaranteed contract set a new standard for top-tier quarterbacks, but it might not have been as valuable if Cousins and his camp hadn't had the help of a competing offer from the New York Jets worth even more money.
In a documentary covering Cousins' journey through free agency that was posted to the Vikings website, Cousins and his agent Mike McCartney revealed that Minnesota's original offer was for a three-year deal worth $25 million annually. Cousins then got an offer from the Jets worth $30 million a year, giving his camp an opportunity to raise his price to other teams.
At one point in the documentary, Cousins said that McCartney would look to get the Vikings offer "to a number that is competitive with the Jets’ offer." Then Cousins turned down a record $90 million deal from the New York Jets.
He also explained it like this:
“How much should I make it about the money?” Cousins asked rhetorically. “As a retired player looking back do you wish you had made more money or you had won more games? … The hope would be that this isn’t a decision for two or three years. This is a decision for decades. It could be a place where we end up staying and raising our kids. This is a life-altering decision.”
In the end, the situation worked out well for all involved. Cousins got himself a huge new contract, the Vikings brought in a quarterback that they believe can help them win a Super Bowl, and the Jets wound up with Sam Darnold and a surprising amount of quarterback depth that could wind up netting a high return on investment.
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