Vikings Set to Sign Free Agent Quarterback Kirk Cousins
The team is about to get a brand new toy on offense.
First of all, I'd just like to say that I wanted to keep Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater. Both players are quality guys on and off the field, and it would have been fun to see them battle it out in camp this summer for the starting position... Now having said that, it's also not very often when a Pro Bowl starting quarterback becomes available in free agency either, so I understand where the Vikings are coming from as they're set to make a huge offer to sign Kirk Cousins at the start of free agency tomorrow.
According to a tweet Tuesday morning from NFL Insider Ian Raporport, it's a three-year fully guaranteed contract worth around $84 million, or $28 million per season. But if his visit to Minnesota goes well on Wednesday, it could be all she wrote. He has posted three straight 4,000 yard seasons since taking over as the full time quarterback in Washington in 2015, which is by far greater than any quarterback the Vikings have had since... well, ever.
Vikings fans dreams of watching Captain Kirk slinging passes all over the field to Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph next season are closer to reality than ever before. So barring any Minnesota-like choke job, we should have our man by this time tomorrow.