Jets Concerned Kirk Cousins Will Sign With Vikings

Jets Concerned Kirk Cousins Will Sign With Vikings

While it long has been assumed that the Jets would be an ideal landing spot for the gunslinger, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported Sunday, citing sources, that NY is anxious that Cousins will sign with the Vikings after early talks with his camp.

"Despite their willingness to throw a truckload of money and a heavily front-loaded contract at Cousins in an attempt to lure the free agent franchise quarterback to NY, the Jets are anxious he might already be destined to sign with the Vikings instead". Cousins would likely be able to get more money from the Jets, but the Vikings are a much better option for him if he's looking to immediately compete for a Super Bowl. But unlike the Vikings, Denver isn't coming off of an appearance in the NFC championship game. Last season, he completed 64.3 percent of his passes and threw 27 touchdowns with 13 interceptions, and he rushed for four TDs.

It will be the end of a tumultuous relationship that saw the Redskins place the franchise tag on Cousins in each of the last two offseasons as they were unwilling to give him a long-term contract despite him holding three of the four best passing seasons in franchise history. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets could offer Cousins a five-year $150 million deal with most of that guaranteed, and as much as $60 million guaranteed in the first year. Aside from the Jets and Vikings, the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals [VIDEO] are eyeing Cousins' services. It could also mean great things are in store for the Vikings.

According to Benjamin Albright, it appears that he may have locked down on the Vikings. The Browns could use Keenum as a stop-gap quarterback, in case they take one from the 2018 NFL Draft. In them, Cousins has racked up almost 20,000 yards while completing 65.5 percent of his passes. Multiple reports suggest that Bridgewater is willing to sign a short-term deal to prove that he has fully recovered from the knee injury that he suffered in 2016 during his stint with the Vikings.

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