Here's Who Jets Will Target With Kirk Cousins Joining Vikings

Here's Who Jets Will Target With Kirk Cousins Joining Vikings

The Kirk Cousins sweepstakes will officially and legally be underway on Wednesday when the NFL's free agency period begins with the former Redskins passer the crown jewel of the open market. It was clear by season's end in 2017 that both sides wanted to avoid another one-year tag.

Cousins' new contract can not become official until Wednesday, when the NFL's free agency period begins. Ponder, who started the first games of the 2012 and 2013 seasons, remains the most recent Vikings quarterback to hold the job after the preseason for two consecutive years. "No final decisions have been made", Cousins's agent Mike McCartney said.

The Redskins traded for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in January, putting the wheels in motion for Cousins' departure.

Kirk Cousins is likely to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, per sources. With the Vikings' receiving corps, the expectation is Cousins puts them over the top as an NFC contender. Cousins's first visit will apparently be his last.

With players surrounding Sam Bradford in Arizona like Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson, as well as a good offensive line, the Vikings hope to keep their new quarterback upright.

In three years as the starter in Washington, Cousins threw for 13,176 yards, 81 touchdowns and 36 interceptions while completing 67 percent of his passes.

On Monday night, Schefter reported that Keenum was ready to sign a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos, becoming the first quarterback domino to fall this offseason.

According to CBS Sports analyst Bryant McFadden on Twitter, Bridgewater is finalizing a deal that will make him a member of the New York Jets. There's a chance they will make the playoffs and take on Cousins and the Vikings. 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.

Last year, McCown went 5-8 as the Jets' starter (before breaking his hand), while throwing 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and compiling a 94.5 quarterback rating that ranked 11th in the NFL.

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