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Kirk Cousins is one of the most popular people in the Twin Cities right now after becoming the new quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings and he made the rounds to the NHL Playoffs on Tuesday night with his brand new teammates.
Hours after he was pictured having lunch with Sid Hartman and Bud Grant, Cousins was seen at the Minnesota Wild's playoff game against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pictured (from left to right) are offensive tackle Riley Reiff, wide receiver Adam Thielen, kicker Kai Forbath, quarterback Trevor Siemian, tight ends Blake Bell and David Morgan, offensive guard, Nick Easton, tight end Kyle Rudolph, center Pat Elflein, Cousins, offensive linemen Tom Compton and Mike Remmers, running back Latavius Murray and offensive lineman Josh Andrews.
Cousins' deal pays him a fully-guaranteed $84 million over three years with that money potentially maxing out to as much as $90 million total. He will receive an additional $2 million for every Super Bowl that the Vikings make, if at all.
Cousins was a fourth round pick in 2012 in the same draft that the Washington Redskins selected Robert Griffin III, giving them insurance at the position. When injuries derailed Griffin's career, Cousins was able to step in and perform at a level that outshined and eventually became the full-time starter, a job he has held since.
Cousins has three full NFL seasons under his belt as the full-time starter and has not missed a game in that span, even making the Pro Bowl in 2016. He has thrown for 16,206 career yards with 99 touchdowns and 55 interceptions while completing just under 66-percent of his passes in his career.
Cousins holds a 3-1 record against the NFC North with 1,246 yards to go along with with six touchdowns and one interception, has completed 72.1 percent of his throws and a gathered a quarterback rating of 114.7 in four career regular season starts against the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. The loss came to Detroit in the final minutes in 2016.
He has a career record of 26-30-1 with one career playoff start, which came against the Packers in Jan. 2016. He went 29-for-46 for 329 yards and two total touchdowns in a 35-18 loss.
Source: Anthony Broome | 247 Sports