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Vikings add $16 million in salary cap space by juggling Kirk Cousins' contract terms


March 15, 2023

Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

Kirk Cousins is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2023 season.

nstead of reaching a long-term deal with quarterback Kirk Cousins to reduce his salary cap number for 2023, the Vikings took the other option available to them.

The team converted part of Cousins' salary into a signing bonus, dropping his salary cap figure from $36.25 million to $20.25 million while adding two void years onto his current deal, according to a league source.

The move should help the Vikings get under the salary cap before the start of the league year Wednesday afternoon, but it also means the quarterback's future with the team beyond the 2023 season is unclear.


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