The History of Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins was born in Barrington, Illinois on August 19th 1988. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs in at 203 lbs. Kirk played his high school ball at Holland Christian High School in Michigan.
He was a 3-star recruit via Rivals recruiting database and signed his letter of intent to go play at Michigan State. His first season he was redshirted and his freshman year was spent in a backup role behind NFL QB, Brian Hoyer. By Kirk's sophomore year he won the starting job and never looked back. By the time he was a junior, Michigan State was a contender for not only the Big Ten championship but were in the BCS hunt. Cousins threw 45 touchdowns his final two years and Michigan State and led the Spartans to back to back 11 win seasons. They went 4-0 against in state rivals Michigan as well. In Kirk Cousins final game with Sparty, he beat the Georgia Bulldogs in a thrilling Outback Bowl. Michigan State won off of a missed field goal attempt by none other than Blair Walsh.
Kirk entered the 2011 NFL Draft after his four years in college and was eventually drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 3rd round. A somewhat surprising pick considering the Redskins took the reigning Heisman Trophy Winner Robert Griffin III with the 2nd overall pick that same draft. It turned out to be a smart move however. RGIII had dealt with injury problems and that opened the door for Kirk. He never looked back in Washington and was the starter from that point on. Kirk eventually decided to leave the Redskins organization due to contract disputes, the team did not want to sign Cousins to a long term deal so he decided to take his talents elsewhere.
On March 15, 2018 Kirk Cousins signed with the Minnesota Vikings. His contract was a groundbreaking one as well. He signed a 3 year fully guaranteed contract worth $84 million. It was the first full guaranteed contract in NFL history. Along with his high salary cap, Kirk Cousins expectations are as high as ever. With many people projecting the Vikings to be in the raise for the Super Bowl come early February, it could be Super Bowl or bust for Cousins in Minneapolis.
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