Seahawks WR calls Kirk Cousins a 'hero' for reported Vikings deal

Dec 31 2017 Minneapolis MN USA Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum looks on following the game against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks WR calls Kirk Cousins a 'hero' for reported Vikings deal

ESPN reported Tuesday that the free agent will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year deal with Minnesota on Thursday. Based on the numbers and available cap space the Vikings have, I believe they can offer Brees a three-year contract that will (temporarily) make him the highest-paid player in the game.

"Will only confirm they'll get the first visit", McCartney told the Pioneer Press. "That's all we can say".

Cousins played football in high school at Holland Christian in MI.

Of course, Cousins maximized his leverage to get the league's first fully guaranteed, multi-year deal for a veteran player. During that time, he has ranked fourth in passing yards, sixth in passer rating, seventh in Total QBR and eighth in touchdown passes. He finished with 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Owning a 9-15 career record as a starter, Keenum posted a 12-4 mark last season, counting the postseason. Since becoming the starter in 2015, he has an 81-36 touchdown-interception ratio, plus 11 rushing touchdowns.

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Cousins has spent his entire National Football League 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. But the Redskins missed the playoffs by losing their regular-season finale at home to the New York Giants. Still, this is a game of musical chairs, and Keenum took one chair out of the circle. Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold, Kansas City Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher, Oakland Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez and Los Angeles Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams break down how the AFC West will look with a new starting quarterback in it. Keenum had one good season previous year with the Minnesota Vikings, but still has a career 86.0 passer rating and has to prove that 2017 was not the exception, but the norm for how he will play in the NFL.

With free agency set to open Wednesday morning, it would seem that former Washington Redskins' quarterback Kirk Cousins has found his new home.

In addition to the Vikings, the quarterback has also garnered interest from the Jets and Cardinals, and the Broncos were also interested prior to agreeing to a deal with Case Keenum. He was deactivated for the playoffs in favor of Bradford. In addition to the finances, the Vikings' case was likely also helped by the fact that they are now one of the best teams in the league.

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