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Are you willing to gamble on Kirk Cousins being traded?

Because you could cash in if you’re right

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Ever since the 2020 NFL season ended for the Minnesota Vikings, the speculation. . .if you can call it that. . .has been swirling that the purple might be interested in trading their quarterback, Kirk Cousins. If you firmly believe that the Vikings do want to deal Cousins away, and you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is, you could wind up profiting from it.

Our friends from BetOnline.ag have provided us with the odds of numerous quarterbacks being traded, and Cousins is on the list. Here are the odds that they have on a potential deal.

Will Kirk Cousins get traded?

  • Yes: +500 (5/1)
  • No: -900 (1/9)

For the non-degenerate gambling crowd out there, what those numbers mean is that, if you were to bet on Cousins being traded and you were correct, a $100 bet would get you a profit of $500. On the other hand, placing a $100 bet on Cousins not being traded would only get you a profit of. . .$11.

If you were to just base your thoughts on Vikings Twitter or some other form of social media, you might think that a Cousins deal was imminent. . .ignoring, of course, that the Vikings aren’t currently in a position to draft one of the upper echelon quarterbacks in this years class, given how many of them could easily be gone by #14 and that the team has a number of other needs to fill.

Logic and common sense, however, dictate otherwise.

If the Vikings are going to do something along the lines of a Cousins trade, the time for them to do so is running awfully short. The new NFL league year starts in about two and a half weeks on 17 March, and if Cousins is on the roster on the third day of the league year. . .which is 20 March, for those of you that are bad at math like I am. . .his full salary for the 2022 league year becomes fully guaranteed.

If I were a gambling man, I’d be willing to bet on Cousins being the Vikings’ quarterback in 2021, and likely in 2022 as well.