Only Two Teams Showing “Serious Interest” In Kirk Cousins?

It’s been reported that Kirk Cousins is atop several teams’ wish list, but could there only be two teams that are “seriously” pursuing the quarterback? That’s what ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio is hearing, as league sources tell him that the Jets and Vikings are the only two teams to have shown “serious interest” in the free agent. This would somewhat echo a report from earlier today that indicated that there are “at least two teams” in pursuit of Cousins.

Florio notes that other teams may have “made a phone call and/or placed a ballpark number on the table.” However, it’s believed that the Jets and Vikings are the only two serious candidates for Cousins’ services.

We previously heard that Cousins wasn’t expected to make a decision until the new league year begins on Wednesday. However, if it’s true that two teams have put offers on the table, a signing could realistically be announced at any time. It was reported earlier that at least one team was going to offer a deal that was nearly fully-guaranteed, and our own Ryan Posner wrote earlier today that Cousins could receive a deal that approaches $60MM in the first year.

The Vikings are currently armed with $47.6MM in cap room, while the Jets now have a league-high $92MM in space. The Vikings are reportedly in the “driver’s seat” for Cousins, and the organization has made signing the quarterback a “top priority.”

The 29-year-old Cousins finished last season having completed 64.3-percent of his passes for 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.

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9 comments on “Only Two Teams Showing “Serious Interest” In Kirk Cousins?

  1. chgobangbang

    And Aaron Rodger$, he was LAUGHING all da way to da bank

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  2. brewcrewbernie

    As a Packer fan, I hope the Vikings do sign him. He’s above an above average QB, but worth nowhere near what he’s going to get. His contract may prevent them from signing some of their core players that are due for contracts in the next few years.

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    • Hannibal8us

      Just remember Cousins contract will dictate what Rodgers gets, the Packers might be in a similar cap situation. Obviously ARod deserves it but the Vikes have a team that could win now, the Pack have a lot of holes so cap space is kind of important for them.

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    • ChiTownFanTilDeath

      Don’t normally agree with a Packer fan, but Bernie makes sense. Let the Vikes bury themselves with his contract. They are done for awhile if he goes down. Or is average.

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    • twentyforty

      Above average what? He just doesn’t win. He’s average or worse. Don’t let fantasy football numbers cloud your judgment.

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  3. jmccoy1252

    60 million dollars for one year? Every slightly above average QB in the League has to be grinning from ear to ear!

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  4. jmccoy1252

    SMH. Yes I understand it’s front loaded. It doesn’t matter. It’s still too much.

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  5. moazetongue

    I wish I could make $60 million for being average.
    Chicks love a guy that’s average and makes 60 million per year.

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