Cousins agrees to deal with Vikings


The quarterback carousel began early Tuesday morning when Case Keenum agreed to a contract with the Broncos, who were also interested in Cousins.

Bradford will sign a deal worth $20 million for 2018 with an option year for 2019.

Bradford enjoyed his best pro season in 2016, throwing for 3,877 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions for the Vikings before he made only two appearances past year due to a knee injury.

Cousins is coming off a 2017-18 campaign in which he threw for 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while completing 64.3 percent of his passing attempts.

The Broncos had inside knowledge into Keenum due to senior personnel adviser and former coach Gary Kubiak's relationship with the free-agent quarterback. So is quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota's starter in 2014 and 2015 but limited to just one game since suffering a torn ACL in the final preseason practice of 2016.

While fully guaranteed contracts are highly unusual in the NFL, Baldwin's tweet suggests he believes more teams will be pressured into issuing them moving forward if they want to land the top free agents.

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The $28 million salary per season will make Cousins, a MI native, the highest-paid player in the National Football League this season.

Bridgewater might not be looked as a sure-fire starter for the Jets. Washington came to an agreement with Smith on a four-year extension, showing Cousins that the team was preparing for a future without him. They are expected to add a veteran backup. The two have stockpiled picks over the last week, meaning they will try to rise in the draft.

Though Keenum played well last season -- 22 touchdowns and 98.3 QB rating -- he was either putrid or mediocre in his previous six seasons. That amounts to $28 million per year.

Cousins plans to ink a three-year, fully-guaranteed deal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. But if it eventually happens, the day Cousins signed with the Vikings could be remembered as the moment that changed it all. The same could be done for defensive end Brian Robison, on the books for a base salary of $3.2 million.

Quarterback Drew Brees avoided free agency by signing a two-year contract to stay with the New Orleans Saints. He will have similar tools to work with in Denver, which should provide some optimism in his ability to reproduce last season's breakout campaign. He hasn't been hyped up much heading into free agency, which could be a good thing for teams like the Vikings who could use some depth at the cornerback position.