Doug Baldwin calls Kirk Cousins 'hero' for getting fully guaranteed contract

  • Doug Baldwin calls Kirk Cousins 'hero' for getting fully guaranteed contract

Doug Baldwin calls Kirk Cousins 'hero' for getting fully guaranteed contract

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. He finished 10th among quarterbacks in fantasy scoring, which is an impressive feat considering he went undrafted in fantasy drafts that year. Cousins and Minnesota can not officially sign the contract until the NFL's free agency period begins at 4:00 p.m. ET Wednesday.

One of those desperate teams in is the New York Jets, who have been linked to the quarterback soon after the Redskins traded for Alex Smith, making Cousins expendable after being franchise tagged for the past two seasons.

The Washington Redskins player will now move to the Minnesota Vikings, a team that were only one game away from appearing in the Superbowl, and will earn a cool $28m a year.

Cousins' agent Mike McCartney declined to confirm the reports in remarks to ESPN on Tuesday.

The Jets also have many other holes to fill, so from that standpoint Cousins choosing the Vikings is a positive. The Jets have the most salary-cap room in the league and can easily afford Cousins, but the Vikings would present Cousins a win-now opportunity.

The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets also were reportedly in the mix for Cousins. "The plan is to visit Minnesota first".

The Vikings drafted Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick in 2014. The rash of injuries to quarterbacks makes the guarantee a risky deal, but at three years, Minnesota seems willing to pull the trigger on it.

Bradford enjoyed his best pro season in 2016, throwing for 3,877 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions for the Vikings before he made only two appearances a year ago due to a knee injury. After a long recovery, he returned to the field midway through the 2017 season and served as the backup for Case Keenum.

Cousins plans to ink a three-year, fully-guaranteed deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. They traded up in the first round of the 2016 National Football League draft to get Lynch, but he has not solidified the position through his two disappointing seasons in Denver.