Vikings GM opens up about Kirk Cousins’ future
When the Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a one-year, $35 million contract extension back in March of 2022, it stood to reason that he’d be with the team long-term.
Said extension created a huge dead cap hit for the 2023 campaign while voiding out the 2024 and 2025 seasons.
Now that Minnesota is coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Giants in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs, there are renewed questions about Cousins’ future in the Twin Cities.
General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah held his season-ending press conference Wednesday afternoon. He was asked about Cousins’ future with the Vikings.
“It’s our expectation Kirk Cousins will be the Vikings’ quarterback in 2023,” Adofo-Mensah said.
The front office head added that it’s unknown whether Cousins will play out the final year of his contract or receive an extension this offseason.