Cousins responded by again breaking the franchise record with 4,917 passing yards to go along with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and a Pro Bowl berth. For 2018, the Vikings will have to make very few sacrifices to accommodate Cousins.
Teddy Bridgewater played in 30 games for the Minnesota Vikings after being a first-round draft pick in 2014. After making $18 million in 2017 and playing in just two games because of knee issues, he actually gets a raise that would bring his career earnings to $134 million for his first nine National Football League seasons.
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?
There is a long list of quarterbacks better than him, Carson Wentz is one, Tom Brady is another, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson just to name a select few.
CASE KEENUM TO DENVER: Case Keenum plans to sign with the Denver Broncos when free agency opens Wednesday, ESPN reported early Tuesday.Keenum led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game last season with the last-second, game-winning touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs.
Vikings free-agent defensive tackle Tom Johnson has suitors. Mike Zimmer’s group is the most title-ready of the Cousins contenders, which also included the Cardinals and Broncos, before they nabbed Keenum. It’s been assumed all along that Brees will re-sign with the Saints, but now that we’ve reached the legal tampering window without an extension announced, there at least exists the possibility that the 39-year-old could be on the move. The former journeyman made $2 million on a one-year deal in 2017.
It’s looking more and more like Kirk Cousins will become the next Vikings quarterback. While he is not generally considered to be a top 10 quarterback, his strong play the last three years has not gone unnoticed. That means one less competitor for the quarterback-hungry Jets, but the bigger story is that the Vikings – also in the Cousins Four – must be confident in their ability to land him.