Kirk Cousins officially signs with Vikings

The Kirk Cousins sweepstakes are officially over, as the former Michigan State quarterback has signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Cousins planned on signing a three-year deal worth $84 million with Minnesota. Now, the Vikings made that deal official on Thursday, as Cousins will replace former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, who signed with the Denver Broncos.

With the new contract, Cousins is now the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

After four seasons at Michigan State from 2008-11, Cousins was taken in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. In Washington, Cousins established himself as a legitimate NFL quarterback. In 62 total games in six seasons with the Redskins, Cousins threw for 16,206 yards and 99 touchdowns while completing 65.5 percent of his passes.

In his three seasons as a full-time starter for the Redskins (2015-17), Cousins threw for more than 4,000 yards and 24 touchdowns in each season.

The Vikings expressed their excitement on Twitter:

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