Trevor Siemian Trade Rumors: Broncos Listening to Offers for QB

Trevor Siemian Trade Rumors: Broncos Listening to Offers for QB

Sources told NFL Network and ESPN Tuesday that Cousins will sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract with the NFC North franchise. The Minnesota Vikings will be the team to pony up, with multiple reports pointing to a three-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $28 million once it can officially be done. The fact that is a slightly shorter-term deal also means that his contract is unlikely to hamstring the Vikings in the way that others have, most notably the Joe Flacco-Ravens deal.

Bridgewater, who was drafted in the first round (32nd overall) by the Vikings in 2014, showed promise in his first two seasons but suffered a serious leg injury that sidelined him for all of 2016 and most of 2017.

With the Broncos, Vikings, Cardinals and Jets apparently no longer looking for a No. 1 quarterback, the Buffalo Bills appeared to be the only team in the market for a starter. The Vikings went 13-3 with Case Keenum mostly running the show on the power of a career season.

Cousins has spent his entire career prior to free agency with the Washington Redskins, starting at quarterback the previous three seasons.

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. Cousins also put up those numbers with average receiving weapons and a talented by oft-injured offensive line.

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Quarterback Kirk Cousins after the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Washington Redskins.

The contract is the main sticking point among Vikings fans.

"As I'm about to make one of the bigger decisions of my life, I'll be saying goodbye to my familiar life as a Redskin", he wrote in a blog post on his website.

However, there were reports in recent days - like one from Yahoo's Charles Robinson - that the Packers and Rodgers were waiting until the Cousins deal was done, to set the market for what Rodgers would receive. He will not be last. 2016 was arguably his best season, with him throwing for nearly 5,000 yards and getting named to the Pro Bowl. It is likely a couple will be elsewhere by 2020.

General manager Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer pushed all their chips to the center of the table, and you should be pee-your-pants excited for next season.