He attended Michigan State University and was taken in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins as a backup quarterback to fellow rookie Robert Griffin III.
Cousins appeared in games on a limited basis during his first three seasons until taking over as the team’s starter in 2015 following Griffin’s injury. Cousins accomplished multiple team records and was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl while playing for the Washington Redskins.
Cousins signed a fully guaranteed three-year US$84 million contract with the Vikings as a free agent in 2018 after two years of signing franchise tags and being unable to agree on a long-term agreement with the team.
He is third all-time in the NFL’s all-time regular-season passer rating with at least 1,500 pass attempts and sixth all-time in the NFL’s regular-season passer rating with at least 1,500 throw attempts.
Who did Kirk Cousins play for before the Vikings?
Kirk Cousins played for the Washington Redskins now ( Washington Football Team) from 2012 to 2017. Cousins was selected by the Washington Redskins with the seventh overall pick in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Numerous analysts were taken aback by the selection, given the Redskins had selected 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III as their franchise quarterback with the second overall choice.
Cousins signed a four-year contract with the Washington Redskins on May 31, 2012.