Report: Vikings offer Kirk Cousins 3-year, $86M deal
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Kirk Cousins will visit the Minnesota Vikings first in his search for a new team. The Vikings have offered the free agent quarterback a three-year, $86 million deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. According to Rapoport, Cousins will have dinner with Vikings coaches and other personnel Wednesday, night, then visit the team's new facility in Eagan on Thursday.
According to Rapoport, “it is not over…But if the visit goes well, he is likely to sign there.” ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cousins intends to sign a three-year, fully guaranteed contract with the Vikings on Thursday.
CASE KEENUM TO DENVER: Case Keenum plans to sign with the Denver Broncos when free agency opens Wednesday, ESPN reported early Tuesday.Keenum led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game last season with the last-second, game-winning touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs.
WELCOME TO MINNESOTA: Vikings Pro Bowl cornerback welcomed Cousins to Minnesota with a tweet, but made sure to let him know it will still be "Rhodes Closed" in practice.
COUSINS BIDS FAREWELL TO WASHINGTON: Kirk Cousins posted a blog on his website Monday afternoon, telling fans, "As I’m about to make one of the bigger decisions of my life, I’ll be saying goodbye to my familiar life as a Redskin. After calling Washington home for the past six years, the team has decided to move on to another option and, in turn, my family and I will be moving on as well...Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it’s hard to look back at all that’s taken place and not become emotional. I will forever be grateful to Mike Shanahan for taking a chance on me in the 2012 draft. At the time, many people saw his selection as foolish. Time proved otherwise and taught me that there are no guarantees in this business -- if you work hard and learn from your mistakes, good things can happen. For the first time in 11 years I will participate in choosing where I play. Having said this, I would not trade the past decade for anything."