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March 13, 2018 11:42 AM

Schefter: Kirk Cousins To Sign 3-Year Contract With Minnesota


If the rumors are true, the Minnesota Vikings will have a new quarterback under center next season.

Signs are pointing to former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will be coming to Minnesota. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that he and the team reached a 3-year deal worth $28 million in guaranteed pay each year, or about $86 million overall.

Cousins will visit with the Vikings on Wednesday after the league year begins, his agent Mike McCartney said.

Adam Schefter with ESPN reports that Cousins plans to officially sign with the team on Thursday, a day after free agency opens in the NFL, but McCartney said no decision has been made yet by his client.

The New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals were the other clubs expected to pursue Cousins, who has parlayed consecutive seasons playing for Washington on a franchise tag salary into a big payday on the open market at age 29.

With contracts expiring for Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford, plenty of space under the salary cap and an appearance in the NFC championship game, the Vikings present a desirable destination for Cousins.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. © 2018 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.

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