Former UH QB Case Keenum agrees to deal with Broncos

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins throws

Minnesota's signing of Cousins marks the first major free agent quarterback signing the franchise has made since Brett Favre in 2009.

Kirk Cousins is expected to sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings when free agency officially begins on Wednesday, and the structure of the deal should excite his fellow players. The 29-year-old quarterback boasts a career 65.5 completion percentage with 99 touchdowns. Cousins only got the team to the postseason once in three years as the starter, and the team lost the one playoff game they had. He also completed 67 percent of his passing attempts in addition to recording a passer rating of 97.2.

Cousins has thrown for at least 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons.

One of those desperate teams in is the New York Jets, who have been linked to the quarterback soon after the Redskins traded for Alex Smith, making Cousins expendable after being franchise tagged for the past two seasons.

Cousins, a product of Holland, Michigan, was drafted in the fourth round by the Washington Redskins in 2012.

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Despite seeming to be a franchise quarterback, he and the Redskins could never agree over a long-term deal for three years . Since Favre's retirement in 2010, the Vikings have tried a bevy of quarterbacks from draft picks to free agent signings.

Packers make deal with defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson
With Wilkerson now in the fold, the Packers have a formidable defensive line that also includes Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark . He will also contribute to the pass rush - Wilkerson recorded double-digit sacks in two of his seven seasons with the Jets.

Bridgewater, who was drafted in the first round (32nd overall) by the Vikings in 2014, showed promise in his first two seasons but suffered a serious leg injury that sidelined him for all of 2016 and most of 2017.

With players surrounding Sam Bradford in Arizona like Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson, as well as a good offensive line, the Vikings hope to keep their new quarterback upright.

Which version of Case Keenum are the Denver Broncos going to get - the player who we saw in Houston and St. Louis, or the player we saw past year in Minnesota?

Cousins appears to be moving to a Minnesota team that has a clear direction of where they want to be. "After calling Washington home for the past six years, the team has chose to move on to another option and, in turn my family and I will be moving on as well". Could he have possibly been more productive in Minnesota than he was in Washington?

Now, we may find out how much money Aaron Rodgers will make with the Green Bay Packers, and how much of it will be guaranteed.



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