Kirk Cousins is taking his talents to Minnesota

Here's where we stand with the Vikings, Kirk Cousins and other QB options

Here's where we stand with the Vikings, Kirk Cousins and other QB options

According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Cousins has come to terms with the Minnesota Vikings after meeting with the NFC North franchise on Tuesday morning. Bridgewater, a first-round pick in 2014, was supposed to end the revolving door of QBs in Minnesota but his knee injury ruined that plan. I feel like we can get right back in the thick of the things rather quickly.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted that Cousins is a "hero" to other young players for getting a fully guaranteed contract. It goes beyond fantasy stats the casual fan will point to during the years when he strung together 4,000 yard-passing seasons.

Last season, Minnesota crashed out against the eventual Super Bowl champion Eagles in the NFC Championship game, but the addition of Cousins will make the Vikings an even more risky team.

Cousins' run of production began in the 2015 season when he assumed the starting duties and proceeded to rack up 4,166 yards and 29 scores through the air. That said, he also said two teams are prepared to offer Cousins a fully guaranteed deal and that Cousins might not make a final decision on the first day of free agency.

Last year, McCown went 5-8 as the Jets' starter (before breaking his hand), while throwing 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and compiling a 94.5 quarterback rating that ranked 11th in the NFL. Smith got less in guarantees than Cousins, so that should give the Redskins a bit more flexibility. We didn't play well there a year ago.


The 29-year-old has been on the clock after the Redskins agreed to a four-year extension with fellow quarterback Alex Smith on January 30.

Minnesota was the NFC's No.2 seed last season after finishing the regular season with a 13-3 record. Last year's starter, Case Keenum, the quarterback who stepped in for an injured Sam Bradford early in the 2017 season, is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos when free agency officially opens Wednesday afternoon.

NFL Media reported Monday that the Vikings put in a call to Drew Brees' agent Monday to express interest in future hall of fame quarterback. He was deactivated for the playoffs in favor of Bradford. They also have an explosive pass-catching running back (Dalvin Cook), a top red zone scoring threat (tight end Kyle Rudolph) and a host of other options that include Jarius Wright, Latavius Murray and David Morgan.

Should Cousins sign with the Vikings, he will join a Super Bowl contender coming off a superb season and boasting a number of risky weapons on offense.

The New England Patriots are still the 2019 Super Bowl favorites after coming up short against Philadelphia last month.

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