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Report: Kirk Cousins “destined” to sign with Minnesota Vikings

It’s a strong word. Is it accurate?

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Nothing is for certain in the National Football League. Nobody knows that better than fans of the Minnesota Vikings. But with teams gathering in Indianapolis for the start of the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine and the “legal tampering” period of free agency just 11 days away, we’re starting to hear some buzz about certain teams and certain players, and the word “destined” has been used by one notable source to describe how the Vikings might resolve their quarterback situation.

Ralph Vacchiano, a reporter that covers the New York Jets for SNY in New York, had this to say about the fate of quarterback Kirk Cousins.

There is rampant speculation around the league that Cousins is destined for Minnesota, where he’d replace journeyman Case Keenum on a team that just reached the NFC championship game.

Now, at this point, speculation is obviously all we have. Nobody is going to come out and say that they have an interest in a player that’s still (technically) under contract to another team. It is notable that Vacchiano thinks this is the case, however, given that he covers the New York Jets, and they’re expected to go hard after Cousins to fix their quarterback situation as well.

There are going to be plenty of teams that will be involved in the Kirk Cousins Sweepstakes that will kick off in a couple of weeks. Along with the Jets, you can expect the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, (possibly) the Arizona Cardinals, and possibly one or two other teams to be involved in this battle royale. As we’ve said here on numerous occasions, though. . .if Cousins is serious about wanting to win football games and the Vikings are interested in having him, the Vikings are really going to be the best match for him.

Will Cousins fulfill his (apparent) destiny in a couple of weeks and sign with the Vikings? I’ll be as happy to find out. . .and finally get this resolved. . .as you will.