Kirk Cousins - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Height, Contract, Salary
Kirk Cousins is an American footballer. He is currently playing for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) in the position of quarterback. He played college football at Michigan State and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft as a backup to fellow rookie Robert Griffin III. With the Redskins, he set numerous franchise records and was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl. Next, he signed a fully guaranteed three-year US$84 million contract with the Vikings as a free agent in 2018. He ranks third all-time in completion percentage with at least 1,500 pass attempts and is fifth in the NFL's all-time regular season career passer rating. During his time with the Redskins, he earned the nickname "Captain Kirk" from the media for his presence as a leader, referencing the Star Trek character.
Kirk Cousins Known For
- Kirk Cousins is an American football quarterback.
- Known for playing with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).
Where is Kirk Cousins from?
Kirk Cousins took birth on August 19, 1988, He is from Barrington, Illinois, USA. He was born to his father, Don Cousins, and his mother, Maryann Cousins as the second oldest of their three children. His birth name is Kirk Daniel Cousins. He is American by nationality and his ethnic background is American-White. He attended Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, where he starred in football, baseball (as a third baseman and a pitcher), and basketball for the Maroons athletic teams. He broke his ankle in his junior year and was forced to attend camps in order to make an impression with recruiting colleges. He finished his high school football career with 3,204 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.
After high school, he was set to sign with Toledo or Western Michigan, until Mark Dantonio became the head coach at Michigan State in 2007. After Dantonio failed to sign his top targets at quarterback, he offered a scholarship to Cousins, which he accepted. He also participated in the Athletes in Action sports ministry. He was redshirted for the 2007 season. In 2008, he spent the season as the backup quarterback to Brian Hoyer. In 2009, he competed for and won the starting quarterback job against teammate Keith Nichol. He led Michigan State to a 6–7 (4–4) season with 19 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and 2,680 passing yards in 12 games. In 2010, he led Michigan State to an 11–2 (7–1) record and a share of the Big Ten Championship. In 2011, the Spartans went 11–3 (7–2) and played in the first-ever Big Ten championship game. He won the 2011 Lowes's Senior CLASS Award. He majored in kinesiology. His present age is 34 as of 2022. He is a practicing Evangelical Christian.
Kirk Cousins Football Career
- Kirk was selected by the Washington Redskins as the seventh choice in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, making him the 102nd draft pick overall.
- On May 31, 2012, he signed a four-year contract with the Redskins.
- He made his NFL debut in the third quarter of a Week 5 loss to the Atlanta Falcons after Griffin suffered a concussion. He threw his first NFL touchdown pass on a 77-yard pass to Santana Moss but threw two interceptions in the last two series of the game while trying to tie the game.
- After that, he played against Baltimore Ravens, and Cleveland Browns and finished his rookie year with 466 passing yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions in three games and one start.
- He finished his 2013 season with 854 passing yards, four touchdowns, and seven interceptions in five games and three starts.
- During his 2014 season, he played against Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Seattle Seahawks.
- Following a poor performance in the first half in the Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans, he was benched at halftime in favor of backup quarterback Colt McCoy and did not play in any more games for the remainder of the season.
- He finished the 2015 season posting the highest completion percentage (74.7) in home games in NFL history, with a minimum of 100 attempts, leading the Redskins to a 6–2 record at home.
- He was ranked 85th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
- He was set to become an unrestricted free agent in the 2016 offseason, but the Redskins used the non-exclusive franchise tag on him on March 1, 2016. The tag acted as a one-year, $20 million contract, which prevented other teams in the league from signing him without giving up two first-round draft picks to the Redskins.
- He ranked 70th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
- He finished his 2017 season 347-of-540 for 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He rushed 49 times for 179 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
- He was ranked 94th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
- On 15th March 2018, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings on a fully guaranteed three-year contract worth $84 million. This is the first fully guaranteed and, as of signing, highest paying contract in NFL history.
- He made his team debut in the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers where he passed for 244 yards and two touchdowns in the 24–16 victory.
- Against the Green Bay Packers, he finished with 425 passing yards, four touchdowns, and an interception as the game ended in a 29–29 tie.
- The Vikings won their next two games, against the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions.
- He finished his first season with the Vikings with 4,298 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions to go along with 123 rushing yards and a touchdown.
- He made his 2019 season-opener against the Atlanta Falcons where he completed 8 of 10 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in the 28–12 win.
- He finished the 2019 season with 3,603 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions to go along with 63 rushing yards and a touchdown.
- On March 18, 2020, he signed a two-year, $66 million contract extension with the Vikings.
- He finished the season with 4,265 passing yards, 35 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions to go along with 156 rushing yards and a touchdown.
- He started the 2021 season with 351 passing yards and two touchdowns in a 27–24 overtime road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
- He drew controversy over his decision not to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, although he agreed to follow NFL protocols.
- He finished the season with 4,221 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, and seven interceptions to go along with 115 rushing yards and a touchdown.
- On March 13, 2022, he signed a one-year, $35 million fully guaranteed contract extension through the 2023 season.
Kirk Cousins Career records
Vikings franchise records
- Most pass completions in a regular season: 425
- Most consecutive games with a passing touchdown: 30
- Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception: 224
- Most consecutive seasons with at least 3600 passing yards
Washington Redskins franchise records
- Most 300-yard passing games in a season: 6
- Most 300-yard passing games in career: 24
- Most pass completions in a regular season: 406
- Most consecutive passes without an interception at home: 232
- Most 400-yard passing games in career: 3
- Most 4,000-yard passing seasons: 3
- Most consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons: 3
Kirk Cousins Awards and Achievements
- 3× Pro Bowl (2016, 2019, 2021)
- NFL completion percentage leader (2015)
- Second-team All-Big Ten (2011)
Who is Kirk Cousins's Wife?
Kirk Cousins is a married man to his beautiful wife, Julie Hampton on June 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple dated for a long time before getting married. The beautiful couple is the parents of two children; both sons named Cooper Wesley and Turner Moses. His first child was born in 2017 while the second child was born in early 2019. Today, the family is living a happy life without any disturbances. There is no issue of divorce between the lovely couples. His sexual orietnation is straight and he is not gay.
How much is Kirk Cousins's Net Worth?
Kirk Cousins is an American footballer. After playing college football at Michigan State from 2009 to 2011, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, later joining the Minnesota Vikings in 2018. On March 13, 2022, he signed a one-year, $35 million fully guaranteed contract extension through the 2023 season becoming one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL once more. As of 2022, the net worth of Kirk Cousins is estimated to have $70 Million. After renewing his contract for two years, he is expected to receive $66 Million in total. He earned $46.6 Million in wages during his five-year spell at Washington and in his first couple of seasons at the Vikings he received another $54 Million. He'll make $40 million guaranteed in 2022, $35 million in 2023, gets a no-trade clause, and a $25 million signing bonus. He has also put pen to paper on endorsement deals with popular brands such as Bose and Nike, which has added to his fortune too. His main source of wealth comes from his football career and he is living a lavish lifestyle at present. He also appeared in several commercials with Easterns Automotive, a D.C. used car dealership, with former Washington teammates Josh Norman and Ryan Kerrigan. He lived in a house in Ashburn, Virginia which he listed for sale for $515,000 in 2018. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a half-bath. In 2019, a source reported that Cousins is building a house near Michigan lake. The house which is under construction will have five bedrooms and two fireplaces.
Kirk Cousins Height and Weight
Kirk Cousins is a handsome footballer who has an athletic body type. He stands at the perfect height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and his body weight consists of 205 lb (93 kg). His eye color is pale green and his hair color is light brown. He has got a charming smile with a fair complexion. He frequently does exercise to maintain his body.
Trivias About Kirk Cousins You Need To Know.
- He is a cousin of current Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jake Cousins.
- He has also supported Compassion International and its “Fill the Stadium” initiative.
- He was selected by the Washington Redskins as the seventh choice in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, making him the 102nd draft pick overall.
- He is a practicing Evangelical Christian.
- He won the 2011 Lowes's Senior CLASS Award.