The Vikings offered Cousins a three-year deal that pays $28 million annually, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who added the team believes it will have a commitment from the quarterback by the end of his visit Thursday.
The Vikings are banking on this being his last trip, too.
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.
Cousins, 29, had been one of the league's more consistent quarterbacks. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have formed a risky young duo of wide receivers, combining for 2,125 yards during the regular season. Underrated moves can sometimes be exactly what powers a team to the Super Bowl. "I think it's a pretty short checklist".
Cousins, has been one of the NFL's most productive quarterbacks since becoming the Redskins' full-time starter three years ago. He made the Pro Bowl after 2016, when he threw for 4,917 yards, 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
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Ponder, who started the first games of the 2012 and 2013 seasons, remains the most recent Vikings quarterback to hold the job after the preseason for two consecutive years.
There's simply no telling how Bridgewater's reconstructed knee will react to the speed of National Football League game action going forward. Signing Bridgewater will not stop the Jets from drafting a quarterback at No. 6, and perhaps that's the point in him being their "first choice" now.
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Cousins played football in high school at Holland Christian in MI.
For now, the message from Rick Spielman and the Vikings' front office is clear. Case Keenum has reportedly agreed to become the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos. The Vikings are considered the favorite for Cousins with the New York Jets and Arizona also in the mix.