Quarterback season 1: What NFL teams has Kirk Cousins played for?

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 04: NFC quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings passes during a practice session prior to an NFL Pro Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium on February 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 04: NFC quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings passes during a practice session prior to an NFL Pro Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium on February 04, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /
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Kirk Cousins is a resilient quarterback whose journey through the league has been as captivating as it has been inspiring. From his early days as a determined draft pick to his current status as a seasoned veteran, Cousins has navigated the ever-changing landscape of the NFL with skill, determination, and an unwavering work ethic.

Today, Cousins is the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings but some might be surprised to know that Cousins wasn’t always a member of the Vikings team. This is something that Cousins openly discusses in the new Netflix original series Quarterbackwhich takes fans behind the scenes to follow Cousins across the 2022 season.

Kirk Cousins NFL teams: Where has Kirk Cousins played?

Although you might get a sense in watching Quarterback that Kirk Cousins has played for a large number of teams in the NFL, Cousins has actually only ever played for two teams in the league across his career. As of 2023, the only two teams Cousins has played for are the Washington Commanders team (formally the Washington Redskins) and the Minnesota Vikings.

Cousins’ NFL journey began back in 2012 when he was drafted in the fourth round by the Washington Commanders (known as the Washington Redskins at the time) with the 102nd overall pick. Washington was where Cousins would play his first several seasons in the NFL, playing quarterback for the team from 2012 to 2017.

After his initial contract with the team ended, Cousins signed a three-year fully guaranteed contract with the Minnesota Vikings in March 2018. Since joining the team, Cousins has a record of 46-33-1 (as of the end of the 2022 season) and has led the team to the playoffs twice.

It remains to be seen whether Cousins will remain with the Vikings long-term, as he is currently on a one-year contract with the team. This hints that his future could be determined by the team’s performance in the upcoming 2023 NFL season.

Quarterback season 1 is streaming now on Netflix.

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