Vikings among 4 teams in race for Kirk Cousins

Dean Simpson
March 5, 2018

"But our goal is to try and find and acquire one of those guys". The fact that they finished with five wins despite Josh McCown being their primary starter last season is astounding. The Vikings are one of four teams that seem to be in the running for soon-to-be free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Starting NFL quarterbacks don't grow on trees, let alone ones as talented as the 29-year-old longtime Washington Redskin. But teams can sift through other choices among veteran passers. Despite his outstanding performance last season, the Vikings allowed Keenum to become a free agent, instead of signing him to a long-term deal.

It's hard to tell what the franchise sees in Alex Smith that they didn't see enough of in Cousins to warrant that blockbuster of a deal to go with Smith instead.

And what if the Philadelphia Eagles opt to trade Nick Foles, the reigning Super Bowl MVP? So, how about that Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield debate? "I think they can make a jump". "There's a lot of different type of players from a skill set standpoint". "We played against a guy in Week 16 that was pretty good. I would enjoy gathering the information and learning more about Denver". Still, the team needs additional improvements, and along with the draft, the Skins need to further bolster their roster this offseason. The Broncos are fifth and the Jets are sixth. Nonetheless, Rosen and Allen are seen that high. There are reports out that the Broncos GM, John Elway has opened up talks with the Cleveland Browns reference the number one overall pick. "My job is to explore every opportunity possible to get this organization better -".

That is a familiar refrain these days.

Yes, it absolutely has to be acknowledged that giving up draft picks is always a risky decision, and that Kendall Fuller is a versatile young cornerback who had an outstanding season in 2017. "It's time for us to move on, get some continuity with our quarterback".

"Life's too short to rebuild in the NFL", Elway said.

"Uh, I mean, it's a couple guys out there, you know", Marshall said. We can not wait to see what happens when the dominoes start to fall.

"We have a plan - A, B and C", Bowles said.

We all have known it for a while, even if admitting it isn't easy.

Free agency must play out first. Cousins will have a shot at the largest contract in National Football League history, with the Vikings, Broncos and Jets likely at the front of the line for his services.

After that, it will be all about the draft.

The quarterbacks met the media today at the NFL Combine.

Maybe not like his own class in 1983, which produced three Hall of Famers in himself, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly, but this year's crop of quarterbacks is filled with intrigue and promise.

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