Vikings reportedly offer Kirk Cousins three-year deal worth $28M annually
According to a report, the Minnesota Vikings have offered quarterback Kirk Cousins a three-year deal worth $28 million annually. Furthermore, that he’s expected to visit with the franchise, and if all goes well, he will indeed sign with Minnesota.
This report comes by way of Ian Rapoport on the mean streets of Twitter:
The #Vikings are in the driver’s seat for free agent QB Kirk Cousins. They offered him a 3-year, $28M per year deal. It is not over. But if the visit goes well, he is likely to sign there.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Of obvious note: This doesn’t inherently mean Cousins will sign with the Vikings. Now that the report is out there, other teams that might be interesting in the quarterback’s services could be willing to toss larger sums of money toward his general direction.
That being said, with the Denver Broncos apparently out of the equation thanks to reportedly poaching Case Keenum, there won’t be as many options for the signal-caller. In turn, his leverage in the free market might lower a tad.
All of which is conjecture at this stage of the game. And yet, with things heating up across the league, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Cousins finish his recruitment process sooner rather than later.
Cousins was a Pro Bowler in the 2016 season after hurling it around for over 4,900 yards and 25 touchdowns against only 112 interceptions. He had 4,093 passing yards to go with 27 touchdowns against 13 interceptions this past season. He also rushed for four touchdowns and a career-high 179 yards in 2017.