Vikings cap Cousins welcome party, with $84M guaranteed deal

Vikings cap Cousins welcome party, with $84M guaranteed deal
The Minnesota Vikings’ new quarterback Kirk Cousins addresses the media after he was introduced during a news conference, after signing a three-year, $84 million contract, at the NFL football team’s new headquarters Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The leverage of free agency in his prime brought Kirk Cousins the market-setting contract with Minnesota.

Now the Vikings have their latest franchise quarterback to try to secure that elusive first Super Bowl victory with.

The Vikings wrapped up their welcome party with an $84 million, three-year contract for Cousins on Thursday afternoon, banking big time on the late-blooming former Washington Redskins prospect to finally stabilize a critical position that’s been infamously problematic. READ MORE>