Kirk Cousins to visit Minnesota Vikings with three-year deal reportedly on table
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 13/03/18 4:04pm
Quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to visit with the Minnesota Vikings as he closes on a lucrative free agent contract.
The 28-year-old is leaving the Washington Redskins after playing for the last two seasons under a franchise tag.
Cousins is talking with the Vikings over a three-year deal at $28m per season, with reports that the entire salary will come in guaranteed money.
"No final decisions have been made," agent Mike McCartney told ESPN on Tuesday. "The plan is to visit Minnesota first. That's all we can say."
Cousins has spent his entire NFL career so far in Washington, starting all 48 regular season games across the last three seasons and throwing a career total of 99 touchdowns against 55 interceptions.
The Vikings were looking for a new quarterback despite making it all the way to the NFC Championship Game with Case Keenum under center.
He took over as a starter Sam Bradford, who is drawing interest as a free agent from the Buffalo Bills, while Teddy Bridgewater is also set to leave the Vikings after two years wrecked by a serious injury.
Keenum is set to sign for the Denver Broncos, who were another team to be linked with Cousins, along with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.
Should Cousins sign with the Vikings, he will join a Super Bowl contender coming off a superb season and boasting a number of dangerous weapons on offense.
Cousins would find himself throwing at a strong wide receiver corps including Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, plus tight end Kyle Rudolph, and they will also have running back Dalvin Cook back after injury brought an early end to his very promising rookie campaign.