Jets Fear Vikings In Kirk Cousins Chase

The “legal tampering” period before free agency doesn’t begin until March 12, but the Jets are already worried about losing out on their top target. The Jets are aware of league-wide speculation that the Vikings will sign Kirk Cousins and they are taking that talk seriously after engaging in “informal, preliminary talks with his camp this week,” Ralph Vacchiano of SNY hears. Kirk Cousins (vertical)

The Jets badly need a quarterback solution for 2018 and the Vikings, in theory, have three starter-quality signal callers to choose from. However, the Vikings are not comfortable with relying on Sam Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater and they apparently would prefer to give Cousins a record-breaking deal over a more modest contract for Case KeenumThe Vikings are not expected to use the franchise tag on Keenum and it’s not hard to connect the dots to Cousins.

Cousins is reportedly planning to not agree to terms with any club before the official start of free agency on March 14, but that may change with the right offer from Minnesota. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether Cousins would change course and agree to a back-channelled deal beforehand, but the Jets are aware – and nervous – about the possibility.

The Broncos and Cardinals are also reportedly among the “final suitors” for Cousins’ services.

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12 comments on “Jets Fear Vikings In Kirk Cousins Chase

    • Kenleyfornia74

      With Aaron Rodgers they are. Rodgers is better than any Vikings QB ever lol

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      • Twins Fan

        Even With Rodgers being better than any Vikings QB ever… The rest of the team still has to play and the coach still has to coach and I think we saw how poor those elements are when Rodgers went down. It is no longer the Packers division.

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  1. afsooner02

    One lucky year and a dirty hit and the queens think they’re the best in the Norris? Bwhahahaha….wake me up when you stop choking in the playoffs.

    Please go ahead and blow your cap wad on an average QB.

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    • Hannibal8us

      Go waste your cap on… Oh wait the Packers never spend in free agency and prefer to waste the golden years of one of the best QBs ever.

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      • axisofhonor25

        I do believe the packers have won a super bowl with those golden years.

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        • Hannibal8us

          A single one, while having the arguably one of the greatest QBs of all time, just like they only got 1 with their last all time great. One day very soon they won’t have an all time great QB to waste. Imagine if they had a front offense like the Patriots, maybe we’d be talking of Rodgers like people talk about Brady.

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  2. Bearmeat

    I love how cocky the V*kings fans are this offseason. How’d that work out for you in 1999, 2010 and 2016? Green Bay will be just fine this year – I expect another NFCN division title at the least.

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  3. chgobangbang

    If he signs with vikes it will make those not needing a Qb happy forcing a run by den jets on qbs and whoever trades up to join in on the Qb scramble

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  4. Eric Lord

    If Cousins signs with the Vikings or the Broncos, it will be because they give him a better chance to win. It isn’t their fault that the Jets have been a disaster the past few seasons. Even with Cousins, are the Jets really a contender? I don’t think they are.

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