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.
It appears the Minnesota Vikings will be signing Cousins by inking him to a three-year deal worth $84 million, a contract that is expected to be fully guaranteed. This started with the massive free agent deal that guard Steve Hutchinson got in 2006 and continued with the blockbuster trade for defensive end Jared Allen in 2008 and the pursuit that landed them Brett Favre in 2009. Keenum figured to be had for around $18 million. One of the stories circulating was a rumor Wilson would receive the first-ever, fully-guaranteed contract.
The options in the changing face at Vikings quarterback are drying up: Keenum (reportedly) to Denver, radio stations in NY saying Teddy to the Jets and rumors of Sam Bradford to Buffalo or perhaps even to Arizona, who is also in need of a signal caller.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to visit with the Minnesota Vikings as he closes on a lucrative free agent contract. Neither, too, can Keenum's connection to Gary Kubiak, an advisor for the Broncos. But a quarterback room of McCown, Bridgewater (or another lower-profile free agent), and a draft pick would likely result in yet another open quarterback competition in training camp. With the Vikings' receiving corps, the expectation is Cousins puts them over the top as an NFC contender. He's one of the nicest guys in the National Football League and was a popular player.
That is a hefty price, if you ask me, since Keenum was successful for the very reason that those star players around him played so well last season. Kubiak coached Keenum for two seasons (2013-2014) when Kubiak was the Texans head coach. Kubiak is now the Broncos' front-office consultant. After the 2016 season, he was named to his first Pro Bowl.
Not this time. With Keenum as their quarterback, the Broncos are expected to keep Lynch as their backup.
Cleveland's possession of the No. 1 and 4 overall picks has created multiple scenarios that include making Penn State running back Saquon Barkley the top overall selection and then addressing quarterback three slots later - if at all.
Siemian again handily beat out Lynch last summer, but the Broncos would cycle through their trio of homegrown QBs during a 5-11 season that almost cost rookie head coach Vance Joseph his job.