Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins shows off his new golden GRILLZ as the soon-to-be free-agent follows up on his promise to live up to ‘Kirko Chainz’ phenomenon

  • Teammate and WR Justin Jefferson joked that Cousins ​​should get the next diamond
  • Cousins ​​is currently recovering from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered a few months ago
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​has finally made good on his promise to get grillz in his mouth after sharing a photo of his new look on social media.

Cousins, who is heading to free agency after six years with the Vikings, posted the photo to Instagram with the caption, “If you haven’t found a Grillz guy yet, check out Dr. Lebster. 5/5 stars!

“He doesn’t take Kohl’s Cash, but he does a great job. I know @jjettas29(Justin Jefferson) agrees.”

To cater to the ‘Kirko Chainz’ phenomenon of 2022, when he was spotted wearing huge gold and diamond chains during a team trip to DC, and to emulate teammate Jefferson, Cousins ​​has long joked about getting grillz – the removable decorative tooth covers are made of gold, silver or jewel-encrusted precious metals.

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins ​​showed off some new jewelry after getting gold grillz

Cousins' teammate and WR Justin Jefferson said the QB should get diamonds next

Cousins’ teammate and WR Justin Jefferson said the QB should get diamonds next

Adding to the hilarious moment, Jefferson said on the post, “Next we need to buy you some diamonds,” with two laughing emojis.

Cousins ​​is still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered just over three months ago, while he will also be a free agent this summer.

The 36-year-old is reportedly hoping for a two-year, $90 million contract.

While it may seem like a shock question, Cousins ​​was No. 15 in average salary at $35 million based on his existing contract with the Vikings.

If he re-signs to a guaranteed contract and the 2024 cap number comes in at $45 million, he would be eighth in the league between Josh Allen (Bills, $47.1 million cap number in ’24) and Derek Carr (Saints, $35.7 million).

Cap gymnastics makes it feasible to reduce Cousins’ cap figure to a more palatable number for next season. But the Vikings also have crucial contracts to negotiate with the likes of wide receiver Justin Jefferson and edge rusher Danielle Hunter.

The 36-year-old Cousins ​​​​is about to be released this summer and is struggling with an injury

The 36-year-old Cousins ​​is set to enter free agency this summer and has been dealing with an injury

Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah recently stated that the team had no interest in trading Jefferson amid the uncertainty surrounding his contract extension and that the two sides were “incredibly close” to a deal last year.

Cousins ​​also recently said his focus in free agency will be on “structure,” not salary, when his contract automatically expires in March.

Since his last few seasons with the Washington Commanders, Cousins ​​has played on fully guaranteed contracts, but it remains uncertain whether the Vikings’ new front office is willing to give him the same structure in a new contract.