Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings seem to be laying the groundwork for a potential marriage.
The quarterback is scheduled to make his first official free agent visit to Minnesota on Wednesday.
Multiple reports indicated Cousins has plans to sign a fully guaranteed, three-year contract that will average $28 million or more annually. However the quarterback's agent said nothing has been resolved.
"No final decisions have been made," Mike McCartney told ESPN on Tuesday. "The plan is to visit Minnesota first. That's all we can say right now."
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With Case Keenum expected to join the Denver Broncos, the quarterback field is beginning to narrow. Should Cousins sign with the Vikings, the market could further take shape, as the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets would look elsewhere to address their needs.
With $90 million in available cap space, the Jets still seem able to offer Cousins the most enticing financial package. And Vikings coach Mike Zimmer indicated at the scouting combine that he's leery of giving any quarterback so much money that it adversely affects the rest of Minnesota's roster.
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"We’ve won 40 games in the last four years because we’ve had a good football team, said Zimmer, "and I want to make sure that with our team that we continue to build and improve, continually improve on defense."
He later added: "It’s important that we continue to put the pieces in place on defense. What I don’t want to do is say, OK, this is the one thing — we’re going to do this and we’re going to take away from the rest of the things that have gotten us to this point."