Kirk Cousins, while awaiting a contract of his own, tweeted this Saturday afternoon:
Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! Another 1.19M rolls in— kirkcousins8 (@KirkCousins8) July 1, 2017
Now THAT's an interesting contract
Cousins is referring to former Met Bobby Bonilla, who negotiated arguably the best deal in sports when he was released from the Mets before the start of the 2000 season. The Mets owed him $5.9 million for the season, but he deferred payment for 10 years. Starting in 2011 until 2035, Bonilla will receive $1,193,248 from the Mets, effectively turning $5.9 million into $29.8 million. The payment takes place every year on July 1, now known as Bobby Bonilla Day.
Kirk Cousins makes what Bobby Bonilla makes today EVERY 18 DAYS this year. https://t.co/btsfdHwI6u— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 1, 2017
Anyone would like to get paid five times what they were owed for a job they didn’t actually do, but I doubt this is the type of long-term contract Kirk Cousins is looking for. With the July 15 deadline now only two weeks away there should be answers soon about what kind of deal Cousins will be getting and with who.
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