Kirk Cousins’ guaranteed deal could set a standard

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cousins will sign a three-year deal worth $84 million which would top the $27.5-million average Jimmy Garoppolo received in February.

But here’s the kicker: it’s fully guaranteed.

No matter how Cousins performs in Minnesota, he’ll make all of that $86 million. There will be no talk about the potential cap savings in the 2020 offseason or workout bonuses or team options. It’ll be $86 million — no matter what — and then time for a new contract in 2021 when he’s 32

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