March Madness Strikes With NFL Free Agency

What does it mean that Kirk Cousins tagged a blog post with'Vikings and'Jets

What does it mean that Kirk Cousins tagged a blog post with'Vikings and'Jets

Quarterback Kirk Cousins talks with quarterback Case Keenum of the Minnesota Vikings after the Vikings defeated the Washington Redskins 38-30 on November 12, 2017.

Cousins takes over for Case Keenum, who signed with the Denver Broncos, and Sam Bradford, who inked a deal with the Arizona Cardinals.

Another quarterback has been signed to a multi-million deal, but New Orleans Saints made sure Drew Brees is not going anywhere.

Much can happen, of course, and the Vikings seem to have a penchant for signing quarterbacks whose knees are one awkward step from exploding, but Spielman has made the bold purchase at the right time. But the Jets also were reported to have a deal with Teddy Bridgewater ready for Wednesday.

National Football League free agency officially kicked off Wednesday afternoon.

Did you blink? You might have missed it all.

Long before the official open to the NFL's free-agency period on Wednesday, deals were getting done and money was being thrown around like teams printed it on Tuesday.

Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract with the Vikings on Thursday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bradford and Bridgewater presented obvious health risks, and Zimmer always came across as skeptical of Keenum's ability to keep up his success.

Per Spotrac, a yearly salary of $28 million would make Cousins the NFL's second-highest-paid player in 2018 behind only Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers. She replaces Tod Leiweke, who has left the league after three years in the job.

Glennon serves as a cautionary tale in all of this.

They also signed Trevor Siemian, the former Broncos starter for the past two years, who will likely be Cousins' backup. He struggled and gave way to rookie Mitchell Trubisky, and now he's already moving on.

He has age on his side (like most players on the Jets' roster), as he doesn't turn 26 until November. Now, far be it from me to complain about the perception of the Vikings from the national...

Coming off of a career year with Minnesota, Keenum accepted the Broncos' offer of a two-year contract as the Vikings chose to go in a different direction. The first player picked in the 2010 NFL Draft, Bradford's career has been marked by injuries.

It has been a bumpy ride in recent months for McCarron. McCarron remained with the Bengals, then managed to become an unrestricted free agent in a dispute over his free agent status. It was listed about five or six hours before the news of Cousins coming to Minnesota was actually announced, and the numbers were pretty consistent with what is the final result now, with about half of the around 250 votes being tabulated at that point in time.

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