Kirk Cousins is currently a Quarterback in the NFL and an excellent one at that. His net worth is sure to at least double once he signs with a team in free agency, despite never being signed to a long-term deal Kirk has done quite well for himself in the money department. You wouldn’t know Kirk had played the last two years at an average salary of $20 million+ by the car he drives; Kirk still drives an old conversion van with dents on it and over 100,000 miles. The Car belonged to his grandfather, and it helps Cousins stay humble despite his large paydays.
Kirk Cousins Net Worth 2019: $55 Million
Kirk Cousins, the soon-to-be former Washington Redskins quarterback, has career earnings of approximately $50-55 million. In 2017 alone, Cousins made $23,943,600 through his NFL contract.
Kirk Daniel Cousins was born on August 19, 1988, to his parents, Maryann and Don Cousins, a senior pastor at Discovery Church in Orlando, Florida. He is the second of three children who were all born in Barrington Illinois. Kirk grew up very religious, a quality that is still very much a part of him and can be seen throughout his career. Cousins attended Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, where he became a stud athlete. He starred in football (of course), baseball as a third baseman and a pitcher, and he wasn’t too shabby at basketball either. Cousins suffered a set back junior year when he broke his ankle which held him out of sports for a while forcing him to go to camps so he would get recruited. With his sights set on smaller Division I programs after being denied form the larger ones, Kirk was sure he was going to either Toledo or Western Michigan. But then Mark Dantonio took over the Michigan St. football program. Dantonio missed out on all his other top QB prospects, so he decided to take a shot on Cousins and offered him a scholarship which Kirk of course accepted.
Cousins was redshirted in 2007 which was his true freshman year, In 2008, he spent the season as the backup quarterback to future NFL QB Brian Hoyer. Kirk got limited playing time passing for a total of 310 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. In 2009, he won the starting quarterback job, a job he didn’t plan on relinquishing any time soon. He led Michigan State to a 6–7 record that season, throwing for 19 touchdowns, nine interceptions and 2,680 passing yards in 13 games. In 2010, he took a huge step forward. He led Michigan State to an 11–2 record and a share of the Big Ten Championship. Kirk was crushing it at Michigan St, but still, everyone continued to sleep on him. In 2011, his Michigan State Spartans went 11-3 and played in the first-ever Big Ten championship game. Cousins was named Second Team All-Big Ten by the coaches, and played his final game as a Michigan State Spartan on January 2, 2012, defeating the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl. On top of all of that Cousins was also awarded the 2011 Lowes’s Senior CLASS Award. Kirk enjoyed a very winning career at Michigan St. but now it was time to enter the NFL Draft and continue his football career.
In 2012, Kirk was drafted #102 by the Washington Redskins becoming the second QB they had taken in the draft. In that same draft, the Redskins took Robert Griffin III (RGIII) second overall, this instantly became another obstacle for Cousins. Cousins rookie contract was for four years for a total of $2,572,688. Kirk rode the bench for most of the season as RGIII was tearing up the league, unfortunately, the league wasn’t the only thing RGIII was tearing up. During the Wildcard round of the playoffs that year Griffin took a shot to his already damaged knee that tore his LCL (Lateral Collateral Ligament). The Redskins lost the game and their franchise guy of so they thought. Following that season the Redskins hired Jay Gruden to come in and coach the team, and everything started to change. Over the next two seasons, Griffin was in and out of the lineup, and Kirk would replace him and consistently played well completing 60%+ of his passes. Eventually, Gruden had seen enough and Cousins was given the nod to be the starting QB in 2015. Kirk didn’t let his chance slip away, he completed a league-high 69.8% of his passes, threw for over 4,000 yards, with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Following that season Kirk was a restricted free agent, and instead of offering the young QB a long-term deal the Redskins decided to franchise tag him. So they got Kirk for one year $19,953,000, and he went out and balled again. He threw for 4,911 yards, completed 67% of his passes and threw for 25 TD’s. Following another terrific season, Kirk was once again a restricted free agent. The Redskins apparently offered Cousins a 5-year contract worth upwards of a $100 million dollars, but Kirk turned it down knowing he was worth more. So again he played under the franchise tag, one year $23,943,600.
Currently, Kirk is a free agent and will not be resigning with the Redskins, so this leaves all the other teams with a chance to double maybe even triple his net worth. It will be interesting to see what unfolds.
Kirk Cousins who is a highly-paid quarterback of the Vikings got another shock after a not-so-impressive season when he became the most overrated playeras per a poll conducted by 85 defense players.