Kirk Cousins turned down $90 million from Jets
Before Kirk Cousins ended up signing with the Minnesota Vikings, the quarterback turned down a serious amount of money.
In a recently released documentary about his free agency, Cousins told his wife Julie that the New York Jets offered a three-year, $90 million contract, fully guaranteed surpassing the three-year, $84 million deal he accepted with the Vikings.
In the clip below, Cousins said the Vikings were his preference, but they needed to raise their offer from $25 million annually. The two parties later settled at $28 million per year.
Kirk Cousins left $90 million guaranteed from the #Jets on the table to accept the #Vikings’ offer 😱➡️ https://t.co/DGjygwS4CA(via @Vikings) pic.twitter.com/TxZtaWkSV9 Yahoo Sports NFL (@YahooSportsNFL) August 28, 2018
In hindsight, the Jets might be perfectly OK with Cousins’ decision as the franchise drafted promising quarterback Sam Darnold instead.