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8 Numbers of Note: Kirk Cousins is 1 of 5 QBs with 4,000-Plus Yards in Each of Past 3 Seasons

EAGAN, Minn. — Kirk Cousins is the new quarterback of the Vikings.

The Vikings on Thursday announced the signing of Cousins, who spent the past three seasons as the starter in Washington.

The former Michigan State standout was a fourth-round pick (102nd overall) in 2012. He has started 57 of the 62 games he's played.

Here's a look at eight numbers of note on the Vikings new quarterback:

5 — Cousins is one of five quarterbacks who has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in each of the past three seasons. Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford also have accomplished that feat.

48 — Cousins has  started all 48 regular-season games over the past three seasons. He is one of six quarterbacks to do so with the same team (Tom Brady was suspended for four games but has made every other start for New England).

99 — Cousins has thrown 99 career touchdown passes in 57 career starts. He has thrown 81 of them over the past three seasons as a starter.

11 — Cousins led 11 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter in his three seasons as a full-time starter. Only Stafford (15) and Derek Carr (12) have more since the start of the 2015 season.

13 — Cousins has 13 career rushing touchdowns. He had four scores on the ground in each of the past two seasons and had five touchdowns in 2015. A pair of his touchdown runs have come against the Vikings.

4 — Cousins was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week four times while in Washington. He accomplished the feat twice in 2015 and once in 2016 and 2017.

56 — Cousins led Washington to 56 total points in two meetings against the Vikings over the past two seasons. The point totals of 30 in 2016 and 26 in 2017 were both the third-highest points allowed by Minnesota in each of those seasons, including the postseason.

101.6 — Cousins posted a career-best passer rating of 101.6 in 2015 and has been above 93.0 in each season as a starter. He is one of five quarterbacks to do so along with Brady, Brees, Stafford and Ben Roethlisberger.

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