Broncos feel Kirk Cousins headed to Vikings

  • Broncos feel Kirk Cousins headed to Vikings

Broncos feel Kirk Cousins headed to Vikings

Four teams have emerged as favorites to land free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

With his final two choices, it is the NFC title game runner-up Vikings, who have perhaps the most feared defensive line in the National Football League, a solid running game that will compliment Cousins short and intermediate passing style and complimentary weapons on the outside such as Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph and wide receivers Stefan Diggs and Adam Thielen. The Vikings reached the NFC Championship Game behind Keenum, who emerged as starter after Bradford suffered an injury in the first regular-season game. They also have a healthy Dalvin Cook in the backfield, who showed during his brief rookie season that he can take away an opposing defense's focus off the passing game, opening things up for a passer like Cousins who has eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark in each of the last three years.

Cousins has played with the Redskins under the franchise tag for the last two seasons, but the team is widely expected to let him hit free agency after Washington traded for former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.

The Denver Broncos are going "all-in" to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins, Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reported Thursday.

It would be bad for business if Cousins started ruling teams out before officially becoming a free agent, so it makes sense that "player sources" told Klis the Broncos are still a contender. But as of Monday, it sounds like that deal will eventually be signed this offseason at the Vikings' facilities.

Cousins has been with the Redskins since they selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Schefter said Bridgewater still has a market because of his capacity to lead a team.