MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins have agreed to a two-year, $66 million contract extension.

Cousins was entering the final season of the fully guaranteed, three-year, $84 million contract he signed as a free agent in 2018.

He was scheduled to carry a $31 million charge to Minnesota's salary cap in 2020. The impetus for doing a new deal now was immediate relief for the team and additional security for Cousins.

He was fourth in the NFL with a 107.4 passer rating in 2019.

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