The Vikings fell short of making the Super Bowl, but appear to have won the sweepstakes for free agency’s most prized quarterback. According to NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport, ex-Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins is likely to sign a fully guaranteed 3-year, $86 million contract with the Minnesota.
The Vikings were always considered among the frontrunners to land Cousins and things continued to take shape last night when news leaked that Denver plans to sign ex-Vikings QB Case Keenum. The deal is not done, but Cousins is reportedly planning to visit Minnesota first when the league year opens tomorrow and the expectation is that an agreement will be reached. Assuming they don’t call him Kurt.
Cousins, who has thrown for over 4,000 yards and at least 25 touchdowns in each of the last three years, will walk into a ready made Super Bowl roster complete with offensive weapons and an elite defense. If he does sign, they may have just put the NFC North on lock down for the next several years.
The #Vikings have solidified their standing on Kirk Cousins. He’s visiting Minnesota when the league year opens and they do not want him to leave the building. Here. We. Go. pic.twitter.com/3fPqVp5aPB
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018