Kirk Cousins wins negotiation again, gets no trade clause from Falcons

On Monday afternoon, the inevitable news came out that quarterback Kirk Cousins was leaving the Minnesota Vikings to join the Atlanta Falcons and his contract is even better for him than initially reported.

According to The Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling, Cousins got a no-trade clause from the Falcons along with a whopping $62.5 million in cash this year.

Once again, Cousins wins at the negotiating table.

Cousins scored six years of fully guaranteed money while having a no-trade clause for the majority of his time in Minnesota. It’s an incredible deal for Cousins who is coming off of a torn Achilles tendon suffered against the Green Bay Packers last October.

The Vikings were never going to give him the kind of contract that he wanted and it ended up best for both parties. Cousins will be the quarterback of the Falcons for the next four years and the Vikings will be searching for theirs in the NFL draft.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire