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Sheldon Richardson

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

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.

"The contract, it is what it is," Cousins said. "But what my wife and I are thrilled about is the organization we are walking into."

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