Kirk Cousins signs lucrative deal with Vikings

Here's where we stand with the Vikings, Kirk Cousins and other QB options and ESPN have reported the coveted quarterback is likely to sign a record-breaking three-year contract with the Vikings after his agent confirmed the team had received his first visit of the free agency negotiating period. He finished with 4,093 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions - and a Total QBR of 52.3, his lowest as the full-time starter.

Keenum started eight games that season, which wound up being Kubiak's final year as head coach with the Texans.

The $28 million salary per season will make Cousins, a MI native, the highest-paid player in the National Football League this season. Despite seeming to be a franchise quarterback, he and the Redskins could never agree over a long-term deal for three years. Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch combined to complete just 58.7 percent of their passes for 3,668 yards with 19 touchdowns and 22 interceptions for a 73.0 passer rating.

After more than a year of recovery, Bridgewater took the field only once during the 2017-2018 season in a blowout win against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Raiders could have a leg up on those two since Johnson, who plays the three-technique spot, could fit in well with their scheme. He will have similar tools to work with in Denver, which should provide some optimism in his ability to reproduce last season's breakout campaign. Cousins didn't seem to want to negotiate with Washington, so they replaced him with Alex Smith.

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Karl-Anthony Towns powers Timberwolves to win over Golden State
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The team is now on the hook for the remainder of the five-year, $65 million extension Glenn signed with the Bills in 2016. Glenn played just five games past year because of foot and ankle problems, so the Bills know how to play without him.

Keenum has been allowed to hit the open market by the Minnesota Vikings despite leading them to the NFC Championship game last season. Since Favre's retirement in 2010, the Vikings have tried a bevy of quarterbacks from draft picks to free agent signings. He was deactivated for the playoffs in favor of Bradford. With the Vikings' receiving corps, the expectation is Cousins puts them over the top as an NFC contender.

I'll also circle back and keep updating this post throughout Monday and beyond until there is a resolution.

But with Case Keenum going to the Broncos and Sam Bradford planning to sign with the Cardinals, Minnesota was forced to look elsewhere.

New England is the favorite at 5-1, with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia next at 7-1.


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