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Kirk Daniel Cousins was born on 19 August 1988, in Barrington, Illinois USA, to Maryann and Don Cousins, a senior pastor at the Florida Discovery Church. He is an American Football player, best known as a quarterback for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League (NFL).
A successful quarterback, how loaded is Kirk Cousins? Sources state that Cousins has amassed a net worth over $20 million, as of early 2017, acquired through his football career since 2012.
Kirk Cousins Net Worth $20 Million
Cousins grew up in Holland, Michigan, along with his two siblings, where he attended Holland Christian High School, and becoming an avid football, baseball and basketball player. In 2007, Mark Dantonio, the coach of Michigan State at the time, offered him a scholarship to attend Michigan, which the young man accepted, specifically recruited by the Spartans as a quarterback backup. After being red-shirted during his first season with the team, Cousins began playing in 2008. As a starting quarterback, he led the team to a 6–7 (4-4) season the following year, achieving considerable success with 19 touchdowns and over 2,500 passing yards. His team played in their first ever Big Ten championship game in 2011. Aside from achieving an impressive results while at Michigan, Cousins also won the 2011 Lowes’s Senior CLASS Award.
In 2012 he was selected in the fourth round, the 102nd overall pick, by the Washington Redskins in the NFL Draft, as a backup for quarterback Griffin, and later that year he signed a four-year deal with the team. His wealth began to grow. He went on to appear in three games, scoring 466 passing yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions, and being a crucial point in the team’s win over the Cleveland Browns. The following season he was named starting quarterback through injury, appearing in five games and achieving 854 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.
He had a less than impressive performance in the 2014 season, being benched after five games. His game improved in the following season, when he gave a solid performance in the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers to seal the win for the Redskins, setting a franchise record with 33 completions in a game, tying Jason Campbell, who achieved the same feat in 2007. He later set a new record by throwing a career high four touchdowns and posting a passer rating of 158.3, becoming the first quarterback in the team to achieve so since 1950. He captured two more four touchdown-passing games that season, leading the team to win the NFC East division title, and setting the highest completion percentage (74.7) in home games in the history of NFL in 2015.
In 2016 the team put a non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, signing him to a one-year $20 million deal, boosting his net worth. He went on to receive his third NFC Offensive Player of the Week award and his second NFC Offensive Player of the Month award, leading the Redskins to a winning record of 8-7-1. He finished the season with a career-high 4,917 passing yards, the third in the NFL. The 2016 saw Cousins being selected for his first Pro Bowl.
Failing to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with the team in 2017, he was franchise tagged again, but his long tenure with the Redskins has enabled Cousins to earn a considerable wealth.
In his private life, Cousins has been married to Julie Hampton since 2014. The player is involved in charity, such as giving up his number 12 for $12,000 to be donated to the Kirk Cousins Football Camp, and selling T-shirts with his famous phrase “You Like That?!” to raise money for the International Justice Mission charitable organization.