Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

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Kirk Cousins is an NFL player from the United States. Moreover, Kirk Cousins plays from the quarterback position for the Minnesota Vikings in National Football League.

Early life

Kirk Daniel Cousins best known as Kirk Cousins was born on the 19th of August 1988, in Barrington, Illinois, the United States of America. According to his birth date, this NFL player is 33 years old and holds an American nationality.

This football star has a zodiac sign of Leo and he belongs to the English ethnicity. Kirk is the son of Don Cousins (father) and Mary Ann Cousins (mother).

His father is an author by profession. In addition, he has two siblings whose names are Kyle Cousins and Karalyne Cousins.

Education

Regarding his academic career, he studied at Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan. Where this man starred in football, baseball (as a third baseman and a pitcher), and basketball for the Maroons athletic teams.

Later, he enrolled at Michigan State University, he became the head coach at Michigan State in 2007.

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Caption: Kirk Cousins receiving his doctorate degree (Source: Instagram)

Professional Life

Talking about his professional career, Kirk Cousins spent the 2008 season as the backup quarterback to Brian Hoyer. In contrast, he also participated in five games where he passed for 310 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

He also faced off against teammate Keith Nichol for the starting quarterback position in 2009, which he eventually defeated. Moreover, he also helped Michigan State to a 6-7 (4-4) record with 12 wins, 2,680 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions.

He guided Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten Championship with an 11-2 (7-1) record in 2010. His Michigan State Spartans finished 2011 11-3 (7-2) and participated in the first Big Ten championship game.

He played in his final game as a Michigan State Spartan on January 2, 2012, defeating the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl. He was voted Second Team All-Big Ten by the coaches. Similar to this, His teams had a perfect 4-0 record versus the Michigan Wolverines, an in-state opponent.

Washington Redskins

He was also the 102nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft after being chosen by the Washington Redskins with the seventh overall pick in the fourth round. In addition, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan saw him as an insurance plan in case Griffin was injured.

He played in three games during the regular season of 2012, collecting 466 passing yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. After Shanahan decided to protect Robert Griffin III for the 2014 season by suspending him for the remainder of the 2013 campaign, Kirk was named the team’s starting quarterback on December 11, 2013, with Rex Grossman serving as Kirk’s backup.

In his five games, he threw for 854 yards, four touchdowns, and seven interceptions. After a subpar first half against the Tennessee Titans in Week 7, he was benched at halfway in favor of backup quarterback Colt McCoy, and he did not play in any more games for the rest of the 2014 season.

On August 31, 2015, he replaced Robert Griffin III as the season’s starting quarterback. career-high four touchdowns and recording a perfect passer rating of 158.3, becoming the only Redskins quarterback to do it with at least 20 attempts since 1950.

Best performance in his career

With at least 100 attempts, he concluded the 2015 season with the highest completion percentage (74.7) in home games in NFL history, helping the Redskins to a 6-2 home record. Additionally, he made history by being the first Redskins quarterback to record at least four throwing touchdowns in three or more games in a season since Sonny Jurgensen in 1970.

He was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in the 2016 offseason, but on March 1, 2016, the Redskins placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on him. The Redskins were barred from signing him by the league’s other clubs without handing up two first-round draft selections to them since the tag served as a one-year, $20 million deal.

Minnesota Vikings

On March 15, 2018, he agreed to a fully guaranteed $84 million, three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. The first completely guaranteed deal in NFL history, it was also the highest earning one at the time of signing.

He threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns in his Vikings debut against the San Francisco 49ers in the team’s season opener, which the Vikings won 24-16. Moreover, he concluded Week 2’s contest with the Green Bay Packers with 425 passing yards, four touchdowns, and an interception; the score was a 29-29 tie.

The Vikings were in control of their destiny to qualify for the playoffs with a win against the Chicago Bears in the regular season’s final game. Despite Kirk’s 132 yards and a score throwing, the Vikings lost 24-10. With the Vikings, he had 4,298 passing yards, 30 touchdown passes, and 10 interceptions at the end of his first season.

Awards

This NFL player has received Pro Bowl 3 times in 2016, 2019, and 2021. Likewise, he was the NFL completion percentage leader in 2019. Later, he was also named the Second-team All-Big Ten in 2011. In addition, he received the Lowes Senior CLASS Award in 2011.

Net Worth

As of 2o22, this NFL player has a net worth of $70 million and he has not shared information regarding his salary and income at the moment.

Relationship Status

In June 2014, he married Julie Hampton. With the marriage, the couple has two children named Cooper Cousins and Turner Cousins. Other than this, they are living a happy life together.

There was a rumor that Kirk Cousins may cost a large sum of money to sign with an NFL team this offseason. He is not currently involved in any rumors or scandals.

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Caption: Kirk Cousins with his wife and two kids (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurement and Social media

Kirk stands 6 feet 3 inches tall with a weight of around 92 kg. Moreover, this NFL player has blue eyes with dark brown hair color.

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Caption: Kirk Cousins posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

On his Instagram page, there are 390k followers. Likewise, there are more than 306.7k followers on Twitter and more than 173k followers on Facebook.

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