Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Minnesota Vikings to Sign Kirk Cousins

Minnesota Vikings to Sign Kirk Cousins

He is set become Denver's new starter at the position when free agency opens Wednesday and the deal becomes official, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Cousins, 29, had been one of the league's more consistent quarterbacks. Cousins opted to play under the franchise tag for two seasons with Washington, earning more than $43.75 million in that time span.

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins warms up before a game against the San Francisco 49ers on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. His market will likely come down to the Vikings, Jets or possibly the Cardinals.

The Kirk Cousins carousel appears to be stopping in Minnesota.

"Will only confirm they'll get the first visit", McCartney told the the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

In three years as the starter in Washington, Cousins threw for 13,176 yards, 81 touchdowns and 36 interceptions while completing 67 percent of his passes.

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 BIDS FAREWELL TO WASHINGTON: Kirk Cousins posted a blog on his website Monday afternoon, telling fans, "As I'm about to make one of the bigger decisions of my life, I'll be saying goodbye to my familiar life as a Redskin". He's due $17.5 million in 2019, the final year of his deal, but the Broncos can release him prior to the season with just a $2.2 million dead cap hit. Once again it was Schefter as he revealed the terms negotiated as a three-year, fully guaranteed pact between Cousins and the Vikings.

The Vikings spent first-round picks on Christian Ponder in 2011 and Teddy Bridgewater in 2014 and shipped three draft picks to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 after Bridgewater tore multiple ligaments in his left knee. Sam Bradford is expected to sign with the Arizona Cardinals and Teddy Bridgewater has also been reported as finding a suitor for his services during the 2018 National Football League season. Green Bay has the same Super Bowl odds as Minnesota with the quarterback expected to be completely healthy at the start of the 2018 season.

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