NFL's Kirk Cousins to sign rare fully guaranteed contract worth $84M

Cousins is sacked by Von Miller

Cousins is still talking to teams in addition to the Vikings, another league source said, but mutual interest between the former Pro Bowler and Minnesota has been something of an open NFL secret for weeks.

If the Jets had signed Cousins, he would be the unquestioned starter from Day 1.

With the understanding that the Vikings' QB decision - and specifically where Kirk Cousins is going to wind up - is dominating the hearts and minds of tons of Vikings fans, I'm going to attempt to round up all the pertinent information as we know it right now.

He was selected by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He started nine games in his first three seasons.

Expect around 28-to-30 touchdowns, those 11-to-13 interceptions he's thrown over the past three years to stay around the same and 4,000-ish yards. That offseason, the Redskins gave the quarterback the franchise tag, locking him into a one-year contract unless they could negotiate an extension by July 2016. In 2015, his first year as the starter, he helped lead the Redskins to the NFC East title by throwing 23 touchdowns to three interceptions over the final 10 games - starting with the "You like that?!" comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Keenum is set to sign for the Denver Broncos, who were another team to be linked with Cousins, along with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets.

The biggest free agent fish in the sea, quarterback Kirk Cousins, is expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Washington quarterback will sign a three-year, $84 million contract.

The major difference is that Cousins will be free to go after a new contract in 2021 - from the Vikings or the free agency market - no matter how he plays. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs might be the best pair of wide receivers in the National Football League, and the Vikings are stacked on defense. Keenum reportedly agreed to terms with the Broncos on Tuesday, while Bradford and Bridgewater remain available. That would repeat what he did a year ago, a season in which he was the sixth-highest scoring QB per ESPN, which seems about right for 2018.

Two NFL quarterbacks find new homes while one other stays in place. Instead of a long-term deal that would likely be renegotiated after four or five years, the 29-year-old Cousins insisted on a short-term deal so he could potentially cash in for top dollar on his next contract when he's 32.

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