Cousins said in January. Watkins, the 2014 fourth overall pick of the Bills, spent last season with the Rams, where he caught 39 passes for 593 yards and eight touchdowns.
Rather than signing a lesser long-term deal with the Washington Redskins, Cousins played under the franchise tag each of the past two seasons.
If Cousins agrees to sign for Minnesota's offer, it would make him the NFL's highest-paid player based on average salary per season. He has 58,097 passing yards and 408 touchdowns with the Saints and is likely to become the NFL's all-time passing yards leader at some point in the 2018 season.
Cleveland had been considered the frontrunner to sign McCarron because the Browns tried to trade for him last season, when they missed getting the deal before the National Football League trade deadline.
The ceiling has been stretched infinitely higher after bringing Kirk Cousins into the mix.
Bradford, the emergency replacement for Bridgewater, produced a career-best performance to start 2017 before redeveloping his own knee trouble. Instead, Cousins made a decision to see how the 2017 season played out for the Redskins, who had allowed two of his favorite targets, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, to leave via free agency.
Yes, Minnesota got played, but everyone is playing everyone in free agency these days.
Cousins, who wasn't franchise tagged by the Washington Redskins after the team acquired Alex Smith in a blockbuster trade with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason, had previously stated that winning a Super Bowl title was his priority over maximizing the dollar figure on a potential contract. "Obviously, we have to get better there, whoever is going to be the quarterback". Could he have possibly been more productive in Minnesota than he was in Washington? The Vikings, ostensibly, would be signing Cousins because they believe he can take them a step further.
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Although the move increases expectations, perhaps unreasonably, for the Vikings, Allen is convinced that Cousins becomes a significant upgrade at the position.
The Cardinals, Vikings and Broncos each are poised to have a new, veteran, quarterback.
Keenum is poised to join the Denver Broncos, who have struggled to settle on a starting quarterback since the retirement of Peyton Manning in 2016. Minnesota preferred Cousins over Keenum, who filled in ably previous year for an injured Bradford after Week 1 and held onto the starting role.
ESPN first reported the impending deal.