Keenum's ascent in 2017 was remarkable to watch, and hopefully that's the guy the Broncos are getting at a reported $18 million per year average on a new contract. Ever since Monday when teams can speak to players and offer pitches before free agency hits on Wednesday, general manager Mike Maccagnan has been rather quiet.
Last season, Minnesota crashed out against the eventual Super Bowl champion Eagles in the NFC Championship game, but the addition of Cousins will make the Vikings an even more risky team. Rather than negotiate a final time with Cousins, Washington traded for Alex Smith on January 30, agreeing to a four-year extension with the veteran.
Kirk Cousins' list of possible suitors was narrowed down to the Jets, Vikings and Cardinals on Tuesday. The Vikings, ostensibly, would be signing Cousins - whose career record as a starter with the Redskins is 26-30-1 - because they believe he can take them a step further.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, among others, the Jets are actively working on a deal with former Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater. Cousins's first visit will apparently be his last. He finished with 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions - and a Total QBR of 52.3, his lowest as the full-time starter. Despite seeming to be a franchise quarterback, he and the Redskins could never agree over a long-term deal for three years.
The Vikings drafted Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Cousins' run of production began in the 2015 season when he assumed the starting duties and proceeded to rack up 4,166 yards and 29 scores through the air.
The Washington quarterback will sign a three-year, $84 million contract.
Case Keenum is moving on to Denver, where he will reportedly sign a 2-year deal worth $36 million, with only the first year guaranteed. That season, his second in the league, he earned a Pro Bowl nod after a strong season through the air and on the ground.
J. Stewart expected to sign with Giants
The New York Giants intend to sign former Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart , ESPN reports. Vintage Stewart showed up that week as he rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns.
Browns Look to Sign Nate Solder
Other options on the offensive line for the Giants in free agency are Ryan Jensen, Josh Sitton, Joe Berger and Nick Easton. He noted the Patriots will have stiff competition in signing Solder because Cleveland has "a ton of money to play with".
Packers beat out Saints, Redskins for Muhammad Wilkerson
Wilkerson, 28, dealt with ankle and shoulder injuries while managing just eight sacks over the last two reasons. Head coach Todd Bowles made Wilkerson a healthy scratch in each of the final three games of the 2017 campaign.