Kirk Cousins
#8 Quarterback

Kirk Cousins

Height / Weight
6'3" / 202 lbs
Born
Aug 19, 1988 (32)
College
Michigan State
NFL Draft
2012: Rd. 4, No. 102 (WAS)
NFL Career
9th Season
Nationality
American
Net Worth
$140 million
SEASON STATS
2020
CMP%
67.6
-1.5
TD/INT
35/13
YDS/G
266.6
+26.4
RTG
105.0
-2.4
PLAYER INFO
Full Name: Kirk Daniel Cousins
Nickname: Captain Kirk
Place of Birth: Barrington, Illinois
Education: Michigan State
Parents: Don Cousins, Mary Ann Cousins
Spouse: Julie Hampton

Kirk Cousins Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career

Kirk Cousins is a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.

He played college at Michigan State before he was drafted by the Washington Football Team in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Originally drafted as a backup to fellow rookie Robert Griffin III, he eventually took over in 2015 after Griffin suffered an injury. Cousins set numerous franchise records and appeared in the 2017 Pro Bowl for the Washington Football Team.

After two years of contract disputes, where he signed two franchise tags in the process, he signed a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract as a free agent with the Vikings in 2018. At the time, the contract made him the highest-paid player on a per-year basis in NFL history.

In his first year as a Viking, Cousins had a career 70% completion rate, the best of his career.

Kirk Cousins Football Career

Kirk Cousins High School Career (Holland Christian High School)

Cousins attended Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, where he starred in football, baseball and basketball for the Maroons.

He broke his ankle during his junior year and was forced to attend camps in order to make an impression with recruiting colleges. Cousins finished his high school football career with 3,204 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.

Kirk Cousins College Career (Michigan State Spartans)

Cousins led Michigan State to a 6–7 record, throwing for 19 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and 2,680 passing yards in 12 games in 2009. In 2010, he led Michigan State to an 11–2 record.

In 2011, the Spartans went 11–3 and played in the first ever Big Ten championship game. Cousins was named Second Team All-Big Ten. His teams posted an undefeated 4–0 record against the in-state rival Michigan Wolverines. Cousins won the 2011 Lowes's Senior CLASS Award.

He finished his college career with 9,131 yards passing and 66 touchdowns on a 64% completion percentage.

Kirk Cousins NFL Career

After being drafted in the 4th round of the 2012 draft, Cousins spent years on the pine before taking over the starting gig. During his time with the Football Team, he set numerous franchise records and appeared in the 2017 Pro Bowl. After two years of being unable to agree with the Football Team on a long-term deal, signing two franchise tags in the process, he inked a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract as a free agent with the Vikings in 2018. 

In his Vikings debut season, Cousins finished with 4,298 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He then finished the 2019 season with 3,602 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions, heavily incorporating play-action passes.

On March 18, 2020, Cousins signed a two-year, $66 million contract extension with the Vikings. 

Kirk Cousins Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings

As of 2020, Kirk Cousins’ net worth is valued at $70 million. In less than ten years, Cousins’ finances have increased impressively. His impressive net worth for a player who has played only eight seasons in the league is as a result of the rare contracts he has negotiated in recent years.

In 2020, Kirk Cousins’ earning was estimated to be $60.5 million, which placed him on the 9th place in the Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes for 2020, making him the highest-ranked NFL player on the list. He also made the 2020 Highest-Paid celebrities list. He placed 27th on the list. Of the $60.5 million Cousins earned in 2020, endorsement deals with sponsors, CenturyLink, Panini, Bose, and Mike account for $2.5 million.

Cousins signed a 2 year, $66 million extension with the Vikings in 2020

Kirk Cousins Personal Life

Kirk Cousins married Julie Hampton on June 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2019, Cousins and his wife have two sons.

During his time with the Washington Football Team, Cousins earned the nickname "Captain Kirk" for his presence as a leader, referencing the Star Trek character. He also appeared in several commercials with Eastern Motors, a D.C. used car dealership, with former teammates Josh Norman and Ryan Kerrigan.

In September 2020, Cousins appeared on an episode of the "10 Questions" podcast hosted by NFL Network's Kyle Brandt, and when asked about how seriously he took precautionary measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cousins said, "If I die, I die."

Awards & Achievements

Awards and Honors by Type:
1 x NFL Completion Percentage Leader
2015
Pro Bowls:

Pro Bowler

2016, 2019

Awards and Honors by Year:
2015
NFL Completion Percentage Leader

Kirk Cousins Quotes

  • “If I die, I die”
  • “The accumulation of knowledge is a powerful thing.”
  • “I joke with people - and Kyle Shanahan used to say this - that my swagger is having no swagger, but that kind of becomes my thing.”
  • "YOU LIKE THAT!"

Kirk Cousins Fun Facts

  • Cousins has never thrown more than two touchdowns in a Week 1 game
  • First quarterback to sign a fully guaranteed deal
  • Owns the Julie and Kirk Cousins Foundation, which provides financial donations to charity organizations
  • When he was with the Football Team, he still lived in his parents’ basement
  • He drives a GMC Savanna Passenger, which he bought from his grandmother
Career stats
2020
MIN
2019
MIN
2018
MIN
2017
WAS
2016
WAS
2015
WAS
2014
WAS
2013
WAS
2012
WAS
Season Team FPTS SNP% CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD INT LNG RTG
2020
319.20 100.00 349 516 67.6 4,265 8.3 35 13 71 105.0
2019
250.42 94.79 307 444 69.1 3,603 8.1 26 6 66 107.4
2018
292.62 100.00 425 606 70.1 4,298 7.1 30 10 75 99.7
2017
290.62 99.51 347 540 64.3 4,093 7.6 27 13 74 93.8
2016
312.28 100.00 406 606 67.0 4,917 8.1 25 12 80 97.2
2015
304.44 95.89 379 543 69.8 4,166 7.7 29 11 78 101.6
2014
97.40 33.87 126 204 61.8 1,710 8.4 10 9 81 86.4
2013
40.56 20.80 81 155 52.3 854 5.5 4 7 62 58.4
2012
35.84 9.20 33 48 68.8 466 9.7 4 3 77 101.6
Recent Games
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Sun 11/22
Mon 11/16
Sun 11/8
Sun 11/1
Date Opp RESULT FPTS SNP% CMP ATT CMP% YDS AVG TD INT LNG RTG
1/3
W 37-35
34.30 100.00 28 40 70.0 405 10.1 3 0 40 127.6
12/25
L 33-52
23.64 100.00 27 41 65.9 291 7.1 3 0 25 110.9
12/20
L 33-27
20.34 100.00 24 35 68.6 271 7.7 2 1 30 98.6
12/13
L 14-26
17.10 100.00 24 37 64.9 225 6.1 1 0 25 90.5
12/6
W 24-27
22.40 100.00 28 43 65.1 305 7.1 3 1 40 99.5
11/29
W 27-28
26.18 100.00 34 45 75.6 307 6.8 3 0 25 115.7
11/22
L 31-28
22.96 100.00 22 30 73.3 314 10.5 3 0 51 140.1
11/16
W 19-13
18.58 100.00 25 36 69.4 292 8.1 2 1 54 100.7
11/8
W 20-34
20.80 100.00 13 20 65.0 220 11.0 3 0 35 141.7
11/1
W 28-22
10.40 100.00 11 14 78.6 160 11.4 1 0 50 138.1