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

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

Kirk Cousins is expected to sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings when free agency officially begins on Wednesday, and the structure of the deal should excite his fellow players.

The story of the National Football League offseason is centered right here in Minnesota. No one is suggesting he will immediately step in and be a franchise quarterback, but he has a lot more upside than he's getting credit for - worst case you have a guy with a high floor if he can stay healthy.

Minnesota's Super Bowl window won't last forever.

With contracts expiring for Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford, plenty of space under the salary cap and coming off an appearance in the NFC championship game, the Vikings have long presented the most desirable destination for Cousins.

Cousins, a fourth-round pick of Washington in 2012, played under the franchise tag the past two years. But the opportunity to sign Cousins is a rare one that could not be passed up. The 29-year-old quarterback boasts a career 65.5 completion percentage with 99 touchdowns. And if Keenum's 2017 success turns out to be a byproduct of his ideal support with the Vikings that Denver now lacks, the contract will have been a reflection of that possibility.

The Vikings have reportedly offered Cousins a three-year deal with an average annual value of $28 million.

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Are the Broncos better off with Keenum than they would have been with Kirk Cousins? Smith got less in guarantees than Cousins, so that should give the Redskins a bit more flexibility. This time, it's different. The quarterback led the Redskins to the postseason in the 2015 season, but he has no career playoff wins. Enough with veteran quarterbacks starting since it's beginning to get exhausting when other teams that start rookie quarterbacks get that offensive spark since they have everything to prove. Between Cousins, Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford, the race for a division title will grow tighter. Last season, in another tagged season, Cousins got 4,093 yards but threw for 27 TD's. However, he doesn't have to do it alone with Minnesota's elite defense acting as the catalyst in the quest for back-to-back NFC North banners.

Bradford and Bridgewater presented obvious health risks, and Zimmer always came across as skeptical of Keenum's ability to keep up his success. Cousins, meanwhile, is 26-30-1.

And that's exactly what Keenum did last season.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

As the MMQB's Albert Breer points out, Cousins helped shift some negotiating power to the players.

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