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Vikings extend QB Kirk Cousins (Two years)

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3 minutes ago, CriminalMind said:

Initial thoughts ... disappointed.... but we'll see what the numbers say

 

Agreed. I’m sure they are trying to open up cap space, I just hope this isn’t another fully guaranteed deal. 

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14 minutes ago, vikingsrule said:

I just hope this isn’t another fully guaranteed deal. 

Agreed. There needs to be an out.

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14 minutes ago, vikingsrule said:

Agreed. I’m sure they are trying to open up cap space, I just hope this isn’t another fully guaranteed deal. 

Generally if numbers are not released immediately (leaked by the agent), it generally less eye-popping (player favorable).

Less hope that rings true here......

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4 minutes ago, VikeManDan said:

Agreed. There needs to be an out.

In actuality it would put him in purple through the 2022 season?

2020-21 last year of initial deal (2020 season)
2021-22 1st year of extension (2021 season)
2022-23 2nd year of extension (2022 season)

Any QB drafted this year would be going into year 4 in 2023 season, which would be the last year of a rookie deal (provided they're not a 1st round pick). Trying to look at from all angles.

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Probably the best option on the board.....I'd have to imagine we'll get a good amount of cap space back from this but we'll see if we're going to be back in the same position in 21-22

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While $10 million is loosened up for the CAP, I am still disappointed the Vikings caved in the amount of guaranteed money.  We'll have to see how the Vikings play it from here.

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I don't mind this at all. By the time his contract is up, he'll be 34. We get him for all the good years and then can look at finding a young QB to replace him around 2022-2023.

Now we just have to reload the rest of the roster.

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With a commitment to Cousin's (rightly or wrongly) ... we need to go full steam ahead with the OL improvement ... this cannot be understated and must be the priority, even to the detriment of other starting positions.

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If we improve the OL and retain both Diggs and Thielen, I see Cousins as a legitimate MVP candidate for the next 2-3 years.

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Posted (edited)

This is actually a very good move by the Vikings. 

A two year extension doesnt prevent them from looking for and possibly finding their long term answer, but it also doesn’t force them to pick a QB either. 

Lowering the cap hit $10M for 2020 is huge. And for right now, I really don’t care what his cap hit in 2021 or 2022 is, because we really have no clue where the salary cap is going. 

Edited by SemperFeist

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