Earlier this morning news broke that the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins have agreed to the terms of a two-year extension that will keep Cousins in Minnesota through the 2020 season. At the time, the terms of the deal and the help for the Vikings was not know.
But now we know...
According to multiple sources on Twitter, the 2 year extension for Cousins is a $66 million deal pushing the remaining money owed to $96 million. $61MM of that is fully guaranteed at signing while the remaining $35MM is guaranteed for injury but can convert to fully guaranteed monies at the beginning of the 2021 season.
For the Vikings, this clears $10 million in cap space for the 2020 season. That coupled with the moves they made cutting ties with Joseph and Rhodes on Friday gives the team right around $30MM to be active players in free agency later this week.