Kirk Cousins, Vikings

Kirk Cousins Unbothered By Impending Free Agency

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins feels no immediate pressure despite facing the prospect of free agency next season.

In six years with the Vikings, Kirk Cousins (35) has had his contract reworked multiple times. Not this offseason though, and the four-time Pro Bowler says it’s better to focus on the moment than worry about the future.

Kirk Cousins led Minnesota to a 13-4 record and an NFC North title win last year. As well as that, the Vikings didn’t draft a quarterback high in the draft. For now at least, Cousins is trusted.

 

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“I think it’s healthiest to be present,” said Cousins. “To be focused on Phase 2, Wednesday, and live right now in the moment. And again, when you do that, you just do it day after day, and you get to next February, and you say, ‘Everything will work out.’ It’s just best to stay in the present to have March go the way you want it to go.

“This is my fourth time in this league going into a season with free agency on the horizon,” Cousins said. “My fourth year after my rookie contract, the two years in Washington after that, and now this. So I would just say that to say, it’s more the norm than the exception. The exception is that you have something penciled in for future years. Most of our locker room has no idea what is coming in three or months, let alone three or four years or next year. So, I feel like I’m one of the guys, if you will. We’re all in this together, and that’s the way this league works.”

 

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“I think in this league, there should never be entitlement,” he said. “You’ve always got to go play, and teams can do whatever they want to do. That’s their prerogative. You just go to work, you do the best you can, and I’m encouraged and excited because I do think I have a good football ahead of me. So, gotta go out there and earn that. But I feel positive about the future looking forward.”

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