Kirk Cousins

QB · Atlanta Falcons

Height 6'3" Weight 202
DOB 1988-08-19 Age 35.6
College Michigan State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 16 (Tier 3) · ADP (12-team PPR): 9.12, 108th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 3
14Jared Goff, DET929.511.1119.5
15Russell Wilson, DEN935.314.0118.1
16Kirk Cousins, MIN1335.69.1220.3
17Aaron Rodgers, NYJ740.311.0716.7
18Dak Prescott, DAL730.710.0420.2
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Falcons To Make Depth QB Addition; Desmond Ridder Did Not Request Trade

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    The top of Atlanta's quarterback depth chart is set with Kirk Cousins in the fold. His addition has relegated Taylor Heinicke to backup duties as things stand, but the latter may not have the QB2 role by the time the 2024 campaign begins. Heinicke will see competition for the backup gig brought in, head coach Raheem Morris said (via The Athletic's [...]

    Mar 30 · Pro Football Rumors Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals Kirk Cousins Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder
  • How Kirk Cousins will fit into Falcons offense

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    The Sean McVay influence in Atlanta should be familiar to Cousins after his time with Kevin O'Connell in Minnesota.

    Mar 23 · ESPN Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins "Optimistic" To Be Full Speed At Practice In June

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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) said his recovery from a torn right Achilles that he suffering on Oct. 29 (Week 8) has been progressing "up and to the right." He also said that he's "optimistic to be full speed at practice" before the team breaks for summer in June. It's quite the optimistic statement from the 35-year-old veteran, but even if he's not quite full-go at the end of the team's offseason program, Cousins should be able to take part in training camp at the end of July. It's especially important since Cousins will be learning a new offense in Atlanta and trying to gel with his new receivers. The talent surrounding him shouldn't be a problem, as he'll have Bijan Robinson, Drake London and Kyle Pitts to work with. Fantasy managers should be more considered about an aging QB coming off a serious injury.

    Mar 13 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Signing Four-Year Deal With Falcons

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    Free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is signing a four-year, $180 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons, according to Ari Meirov of the 33rd Team. Cousins is recovering from a torn Achilles that knocked him out of the 2023 season early, but it didn't affect his value on the open market. The four-time Pro Bowler joins a roster with several young rising weapons, including running back Bijan Robinson, tight end Kyle Pitts, and receiver Drake London. He has passed for at least 4,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, so he should provide a nice value boost for his new supporting cast. The move means the Minnesota Vikings will be in search of a new starting quarterback, while the Falcons are likely to become the clear favorites in the weak NFC South.

    Mar 11 · Source via Atlanta Falcons Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins To Test Free Agency

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    According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero, impending free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is expected to test the market when free agency opens on Monday. However, both Cousins and the Vikings will "remain in communication." The four-time Pro-Bowler has had an efficient career. In 150 regular season appearances, he's thrown for 39,471 yards, 270 touchdowns, and 110 interceptions. He's also completed nearly 70% of his tosses. While the 35-year-old has been one of the league's most durable signal-callers over the years, he was limited to just eight games last season because of a torn Achilles. That said, teams will take a chance by signing Cousins, considering he's coming off a devastating injury. His age also may make other organizations look in another direction. But Cousins, a quality fantasy quarterback since his days in Washington, should have at least a few more solid years left in the tank. With that in mind, his fantasy outlook will be contingent on where he's playing during the 2024-25 campaign, although he may be the most productive by staying in Minnesota.

    Mar 10 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Seriously Considering The Falcons

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    According to very credible sources, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is seriously considering moving his family to Atlanta so that he can play for the Falcons. Unless Cousins re-signs with the Vikings by next Wednesday, March 13, he'll become an unrestricted free agent. The Falcons have always been the top alternative to the Vikings for Cousins. His wife, Julie, grew up in nearby Alpharetta, Georgia, and her parents still live there. Minnesota wants to keep Cousins around, but only at their price, and they seem to think he won't get a better deal elsewhere. Cousins is now 35 years old and is coming off a torn Achilles last season, so it remains to be seen how much he has left in the tank, but a move to Atlanta would give him a strong running game with Bijan Robinson and some interesting receiving targets in Drake London and Kyle Pitts.

    Mar 5 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins
  • Commanders An Option For Kirk Cousins?

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    ESPN's Adam Schefter said on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) has the Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons as his primary two options if he becomes a free agent next week, but Schefter also mentions the Washington Commanders as a possibility. Schefter also believes that the Commanders are open to anything with the No. 2 overall pick in the first round of April's draft and could be open to moving back. If Cousins goes to Atlanta, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Vikings try to move up in the first round of the draft to select a rookie signal-caller. Cousins spent the first six years of his NFL career in D.C., so it would be a homecoming if he returned to the Commanders in 2024 and beyond. A move back to Washington would be intriguing from a fantasy perspective.

    Mar 4 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Washington Commanders Kirk Cousins
  • Falcons Prefer Kirk Cousins To Justin Fields?

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    The team most closely tied to a veteran QB upgrade going into free agency, the Falcons appear readier to come out of this offseason with a more experienced passer than Justin Fields. Although a recent odds update placed the Falcons atop the list for Fields, some around the league believe the Rams-influenced scheme OC Zac […]

    Mar 4 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons Kirk Cousins Justin Fields
  • Kirk Cousins Not Willing To Give Vikings A Discount?

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    ESPN's Dan Graziano writes that the sense he's getting is that the Minnesota Vikings want impending quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) to return, but Cousins has a very specific idea in mind for what he wants in a new contract, and the Vikings so far have not made an offer that matches it. Cousins and his family like Minnesota and would be happy to stay and finish his career there, but it doesn't sound like he's willing to offer the team a hometown discount. If the Vikings don't sign him to an extension before the final four years of his contract void on March 12, they will carry a $28.5 million dead-money charge on their salary cap this year and Cousins will be on the open market for the second time in his career. If he reaches free agency, several teams are expected to be interested in the veteran signal-caller despite coming off a torn Achilles last year, including the Atlanta Falcons.

    Mar 3 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Falcons Interested In Kirk Cousins

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    The Atlanta Falcons are clearly seeking a quarterback upgrade this offseason over Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke. Some folks think they may be the favorites to trade for Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields, but ESPN's Adam Schefter also says they are interested in Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins (Achilles), despite the fact he tore his right Achilles on Oct. 29 and is 35 years old. Cousins has made encouraging progress from the injury, though, and expects to be ready for organized team activities and minicamp this spring. Despite his age and injury, he's expected to be the best available option on the free-agent market, and he'd certainly be an upgrade over Ridder/Heinicke with a strong RB in place in Bijan Robinson and intriguing receiving options in Drake London and Kyle Pitts. Still, Cousins' fantasy value will likely remain the highest as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 if he stays in Minnesota.

    Mar 2 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Latest On Vikings, QB Kirk Cousins

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    The Vikings’ latest negotiations with Kirk Cousins are coming down to the wire. The team’s exclusive negotiating rights with the veteran passer expire March 11, with March 13 serving as a more significant date due to dead money. Communication continues. Kevin O’Connell indicated during an interview with KFAN radio (via the New York Post’s Ryan […]

    Feb 28 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Josh McCown Named Vikings Quarterbacks Coach

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    The Minnesota Vikings announced former NFL quarterback Josh McCown as the team's quarterbacks coach. McCown spent 18 seasons in the NFL as a player, totaling 17,731 passing yards, 98 passing touchdowns, and 82 interceptions. The 2023 season was his first year as an NFL coach, serving as Bryce Young's quarterbacks coach in Carolina. The Vikings are expected to bring back Kirk Cousins ahead of the 2024 season, but if they choose to draft a signal-caller in April's draft, McCown could be tasked with helping mentor a rookie once again.

    Feb 27 · Source via Coaching Carousel Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Vikings Looking To Re-Sign Kirk Cousins

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    Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said the team wants to re-sign impending free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles). "I think Kirk Cousins wants to be a Viking, and we're gonna work to make that happen," O'Connell said. Cousins, who has been encouraged by his progress from a torn right Achilles that he suffered in late October of last year, will be a big offseason topic. The 35-year-old signal-caller should be ready to go by training camp this summer for whichever team he's playing for, barring a setback in his recovery. Right now, the Vikings feel like the favorites to retain Cousins, but there will surely be a handful of teams angling to outbid Minnesota for his services. For the fantasy picture, Cousins' value would remain the highest if he stays with the Vikings and All-Pro receiver Justin Jefferson.

    Feb 27 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Showing Encouraging Progress

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    Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is showing encouraging progress four months after having surgery to fix his torn right Achilles. Cousins posted a video on social media on Monday of him dropping back and throwing passes. The 35-year-old veteran signal-caller is on track in his progress and expects to be able to take part in organized team activities this spring. The big question, though, is where he'll end up this offseason. Will the Vikings make an effort to bring him back, or will he go elsewhere to a new organization. Where Cousins ultimately ends up and how much progress he's made from his Achilles tear will help shape his fantasy value for the upcoming 2024 season. Cousins' fantasy value will most likely be the highest if he stays in Minnesota.

    Feb 26 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Latest On Vikings, Kirk Cousins

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    Today marks the opening of the franchise tag window, but Kirk Cousins‘ contract is not set to expire until after the deadline for teams to apply the tag. He is therefore on track for free agency unless another Vikings agreement can be worked out. Cousins looms as one of the key figures in the 2024 free […]

    Feb 20 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins Justin Jefferson
  • Kirk Cousins Won't Receive Franchise Tag

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins cannot be franchise-tagged by the organization. That said, Cousins is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The veteran quarterback is looking for a bounce-back campaign after tearing his Achilles in 2023. It sounds like the Vikings are hopeful to bring back Cousins next season. It's worth noting that Cousins should have a sizable market this offseason. At the moment, it's unknown what kind of contract Cousins will be seeking this offseason. The Vikings could end up in a bidding war in free agency because they won't be able to franchise tag the veteran signal-caller.

    Feb 18 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Vikings Would Like To Re-Sign Kirk Cousins

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    The Minnesota Vikings would like to re-sign impending free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) this offseason, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Cousins is expected to have a strong market, even at age 35 and coming off a torn Achilles in 2023. In the event that Cousins goes elsewhere, the Vikings are exploring all their options at the QB position. If Cousins demands too much money, Minnesota could go more economical at the position and look to a veteran like Sam Darnold while buying them some time to potentially develop a rookie signal-caller. Things become more difficult with All-Pro receiver Justin Jefferson in line for a monster long-term contract extension. Cousins' fantasy value as a low-end QB1 would be strongest if he were to return to Minnesota.

    Feb 11 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Teams Likely To Move Up For QBs In 2024 Draft

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    For much of the 2023 football season, there was a clear 1-2 punch at the top of the list of 2024 draft eligible quarterbacks. It was also widely believed that this year’s crop would provide a good bit of depth throughout all stages of the draft. Both of those opinions appear to be up for […]

    Feb 10 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Minnesota Vikings Las Vegas Raiders Washington Commanders New England Patriots Kirk Cousins Jimmy Garoppolo Sam Howell Bailey Zappe Drake Maye
  • 32 free agents who will shape the 2024 NFL offseason: We picked one from every team

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    Let's dig into key offseason decisions for every team. Will Kirk Cousins stay in Minnesota?

    Jan 31 · ESPN Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Ahead Of Schedule

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgery to fix a torn Achilles that he suffered in the Week 8 win over the Green Bay Packers and will be throwing in the next month or so. It's good news for Cousins, who is scheduled to hit the free-agent market in March as he enters his age-36 campaign in 2024. As long as he doesn't have a setback in his recovery from his Achilles injury, Cousins should sign a lucrative contract on the open market after throwing for 2,331 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions in only eight games played in 2023. His 2024 fantasy value will depend on his landing spot, but he'll probably have the highest ceiling if he stays in Minnesota with All-Pro receiver Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison, who really impressed in his rookie season.

    Jan 26 · Source via Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Kirk Cousins Sought Guarantees Into 2025 During Latest Vikings Talks

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    Since his franchise tag saga began during the 2010s, Kirk Cousins has been one of the NFL’s financial kingpins. The veteran quarterback’s fully guaranteed $84MM Vikings deal in 2018 remains a landmark NFL accord. He signed two more Vikings contracts, running his career earnings total past $230MM, but is now less than two months from […]

    Jan 19 · Pro Football Rumors Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2012WAS38.512.839548.526.017.0334868.84664333227.3300
    2013WAS49.19.8523868.645.831.88115552.38544754143.5002
    2014WAS114.519.1635790.253.335.212620461.8171010987202.8602
    2015WAS342.121.416102795.953.135.637954369.8416629112626481.8553
    2016WAS361.522.6161060100.060.440.040660667.0491725122334962.8243
    2017WAS331.620.716101299.658.036.834754064.34093271341491793.6545
    2018MIN329.620.6161051100.061.940.742560670.14298301040441232.8017
    2019MIN284.419.01598299.548.231.730744469.13602266231632.0313
    2020MIN351.922.0161082100.050.734.335051767.74265351339321564.8815
    2021MIN349.621.816108795.351.736.937256166.3422133728291153.9712
    2022MIN345.120.317111495.457.739.642464365.9454729144631973.1323
    2023MIN178.122.3851297.962.140.621631169.523311851714251.7904

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1TBL 17-2020.9964100.073.447334475.0344212372.3302
    2@PHIL 28-3432.2258100.075.944314470.536440200-01
    3LACL 24-2830.4482100.062.251325064.036731411010.0000
    4@CARW 21-1313.02248100.041.720121963.2139222100.0000
    5KCL 20-2722.71072100.069.450294761.7284203351.6700
    6@CHIW 19-1310.62457100.057.933213167.71811022-5-2.5001
    7SFW 22-1725.8670100.067.147354577.83782102-1-0.5000
    8@GBW 24-1022.6116184.745.833233174.2274202294.5000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 39, 4, 5, 62, 10, 5, 4, 36, 52, 4, 30, 5, 9, 10, 20, 60, 2, 20

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1GBW 23-721.91162100.051.632233271.927720100-00
    2@PHIL 7-2414.12461100.078.748274658.722113222010.0000
    3DETW 28-2420.91072100.058.342244158.52602011-1-1.0000
    4@NOL 25-2816.72172100.052.838253865.827311300-00
    5CHIW 29-2224.2679100.057.045324178.0296111441.0010
    6@MIAW 24-1616.31452100.061.532203066.71752032-5-2.5000
    8ARIW 34-2625.8771100.056.340243666.72322034225.5011
    9@WASW 20-1720.1116598.563.642224055.02652122-2-1.0000
    10@BUFW 33-3021.11683100.067.556305060.03571246122.0000
    11DALL 3-403.3294578.940.423122352.210500700-01
    12NEW 33-2625.9869100.055.138303781.12993111-1-1.0000
    13NYJW 27-2213.62468100.055.938213560.0173102393.0000
    14@DETL 23-3429.3565100.063.141314175.642520300-00
    15INDW 39-3637.0390100.062.256345463.0460427200.0000
    16NYGW 27-2427.2572100.068.149344870.8299304122.0000
    17@GBL 17-4113.0205086.258.634183158.120513233712.3301
    18@CHIW 29-1315.3153853.528.220172085.022510000-00
    WCNYGL 24-3128.1-57100.071.941313979.5273200111.0010

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 5, 36, 2, 1, 28, 15, 1, 1, 2, 1, 5, 9, 12, 22, 6, 1, 15, 10, 23, 15, 2, 8, 1, 64, 12, 15, 17, 47, 4, 9, 3
    Rushing: 1, 17, 1

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CINL 24-2725.61383100.059.049364973.535120300-00
    2@ARIL 33-3427.7661100.055.734223268.824430123517.5000
    3SEAW 30-1728.4675100.052.039303878.9323301122.0000
    4CLEL 7-1413.22667100.059.740203852.6203112200.0000
    5DETW 19-1717.22167100.052.235253473.5275112144.0000
    6@CARW 34-2832.3189100.056.250334868.83733002168.0000
    8DALL 16-2015.02166100.057.638233565.71841013186.0000
    9@BALL 31-3423.5654100.053.729172860.7187200111.0010
    10@LACW 27-2020.4979100.051.941253767.62942024-3-0.7501
    11GBW 34-3128.7670100.052.937243568.63413022-4-2.0000
    12@SFL 26-3418.91255100.058.232203262.523821100-00
    13@DETL 27-2923.6776100.055.342304075.0340203263.0001
    14PITW 36-2818.21670100.047.133143145.22162202147.0000
    15@CHIW 17-912.42064100.040.626122450.0872142105.0000
    16LARL 23-3020.51163100.066.742273871.13151134174.2500
    17@GBL 10-370.0-----------------
    18CHIW 31-1724.41048100.047.923142263.62503031-1-1.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 5, 24, 64, 7, 14, 7, 15, 3, 12, 15, 2, 5, 27, 20, 50, 1, 5, 1, 10, 9, 23, 2, 20, 5, 3, 14, 62, 12, 7, 6, 44, 45, 21
    Rushing: 1

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1GBL 34-4323.41352100.055.829192576.02592124348.5000
    2@INDL 11-282.73354100.048.126112642.311303300-00
    3TENL 30-3124.01265100.044.629162759.32513222147.0000
    4@HOUW 31-2317.52266100.039.426162272.7260103451.2500
    5@SEAL 26-2717.71787100.046.040273969.2249213122.0001
    6ATLL 23-4026.2956100.064.336243666.734333100-00
    8@GBW 28-2212.02352100.026.914111478.616010100-00
    9DETW 34-2023.01758100.034.520132065.022030100-00
    10@CHIW 19-1321.51173100.050.737253669.42922111-1-1.0000
    11DALL 28-3126.1464100.048.431223073.3314302144.0001
    12CARW 28-2727.3473100.067.149354676.13073023196.3301
    13JACW 27-2425.51191100.050.546284365.13053143124.0001
    14@TBL 14-2617.42179100.053.242243764.92251065418.2001
    15CHIL 27-3323.11468100.055.938243568.62712133258.3300
    16@NOL 33-5226.6864100.064.141274165.929130200-00
    17@DETW 37-3538.4280100.056.345284070.0405303510.2010

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 37, 19, 16, 71, 3, 9, 3, 6, 11, 2, 49, 50, 9, 22, 1, 17, 6, 2, 3, 39, 12, 10, 10, 3, 12, 20, 14, 3, 20, 2, 4, 1, 28, 4, 40
    Rushing: 1

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