Multiple reports coming out of the NFL have Kirk Cousins going to the Minnesota Vikings for a three year deal that will average $28 million a year, per WCCO’s Mark Rosen and multiple other sources. Others seem to be haveily leaning towards Cousins to the Vikings, but are not 100% sold.
Kirk Cousins is likely to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
“No final decisions have been made,” Cousins’ agent Mike McCartney said today. “The plan is to visit Minnesota first. That’s all we can say right now.”
This thing is over. Kirk Cousins has been telling people around him how much he likes the Vikings since Super Bowl week. This has always been his preferred destination.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) March 13, 2018
The #Vikings are in the driver’s seat for free agent QB Kirk Cousins. They offered him a 3-year, $28M per year deal. It is not over. But if the visit goes well, he is likely to sign there.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Cousins, one of the most sought after free agent QB’s in NFL history, will also be one of the most expensive. Cousins and Minnesota were always a rumored free agent matchup, even before the season ended. When the Vikings were non-committal on 2017 starter Case Keenum, or previous starters Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater, that talk heated up, and once reports came out of Keenum signing with Denver, Cousins to Minnesota became a foregone conclusion.
With the QB question now seemingly answered for the Vikings, attention will now turn to other needs the Vikings have, namely offensive line. defensive line depth, and maybe nickel back.
As for other Vikings quarterbacks, rumors had the New York Jets interested in Teddy Bridgewater, but nothing has been confirmed. As to Sam bradford, there was rumor yesterday that the Buffalo Bills might be interested, but like Bridgewater, nothing appeared imminent. Will that change with Cousins likely coming to Minnesota? We’ll see.
UPDATE: Per Adam Schefter, the Cousins contract will be fully guaranteed. So, yeah, that’s...something:
Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018