Vikings QB Kirk Cousins remain undecided on his NFL future
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is two weeks removed from suffering a season-ending torn Achilles.
Cousins’ absence has led to questions concerning his long-term future in Minnesota. The 35-year-old plans on continuing his NFL career, but he remains uncertain about where he will play next season and beyond.
“Certainly your mind goes there and you know that’s coming,” Cousins said of the looming expiration of his contract via ESPN. “But similar to what we said in April or August, March will happen in March. February will happen in February. Those conversations will happen, but it’s just not time yet. We’ve got so much to focus on with this season. Guys are playing so well. And that’s where our attention really needs to be.”
Cousins holds a strong desire to finish his career with the Vikings, but the team hasn’t gotten over the hump since his arrival.
He was putting strong numbers with 2,331 passing yards, 18 touchdown passes to five interceptions, and holding a 103.8 passer rating that put the Vikings in the tail end of the playoffs picture.
The Vikings added four voidable years in his contract beyond the 2023 season to save $16 million in salary cap space. However, his deal doesn’t void until the new league year begins on March 13, which is eight days after the March 5 deadline for teams to use the franchise tag.
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What that means is Cousins will hit free agency next offseason, allowing him to choose where he will play the next chapter of his career. Time will tell where he will sign.