- Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins tore his Achilles during a game in October
- He is set to be a free agent this summer and wants a two-year $90 million deal
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins showed off his dance moves alongside Saints star defensive end Cam Jordan on Thursday night.
The 36-year-old Cousins is still recovering from a torn Achilles that he suffered a little over three months ago, but was still able to pull off some sultry moves on stage at the NFL awards.
Cousins and Jordan were on stage to announce an award when they were interrupted by Ginuwine’s 1996 hit ‘Pony,’ which is infamously associated with the Magic Mike film.
A group of backing dancers then cartwheeled onto stage before the two NFL stars broke into a synchronized performance.
Cousins is set to be a free agent this summer and is hoping to net a contract in the range of two years and $90 million.
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins participated in a dance routine while on stage during the NFL honors
Cousins is still recovering from a torn Achillies that he suffered a little over three months ago
Cousins was No. 15 in average salary at $35million on his existing contract with the Vikings. If he nets another guaranteed contract and the cap hit for 2024 comes in at $45million, he would be the eighth in the league between Josh Allen (Bills, $47.1million cap number in ’24) and Derek Carr (Saints, $35.7million).
Cousins said he would focus in free agency mostly on ‘structure,’ and not salary when his contract automatically voids in March.
‘Everything that isn’t the dollars,’ Cousins said when asked to elaborate on his definition of structure. ‘That stuff you also work through.’
Cousins also recently stated that he is planning to be ready to participate in OTAs this offseason as long as his recovery goes to plan, whether that be with the Vikings or another team.
‘My expectation is that I´ll be able to practice during OTAs as normal,’ Cousins said.
The 36-year-old QB is set to be a free agent this summer and wants a two-year $90 million deal
‘But the question will be, is it worth it? And so you have to weigh that a little bit. But my goal would be that I´m saying I can go and you guys are going to have to stop me because I feel that good.
‘If I´m not allowed into the full-team drills, I know I can do basically a full-speed practice on the field next to it is pretty much my goal.
‘But 7-on-7, there´s nobody around you. It´s a safe drill. So, at a minimum, I would think that´s a drill that, as a pocket-passing quarterback, would be very doable.
‘And that´s kind of the beauty of the Achilles injury is that you can get back and you can get going again in a way that isn´t as crippling as if it was a back injury or something that´s a little more critical, like your shoulder or your elbow.’