Philadelphia Eagles undrafted rookie free agents

Rookie free agent signings by the Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles did a great job adding talent last year by acquiring quality undrafted rookie free agents. Three of the eagles undrafted rookies from last year are still on the roster today. Those players are running back Corey Clement, tight end Billy Brown and saftey Tre Sullivan. Clement went on to become a integral part of the offense and one of the heroes of Super Bowl LII.

This year, coaxing undrafted free agents to Philadelphia might not be so easy. This is because of the depth the Eagles have, meaning that free agents feel it will be harder to stay with a team with such quality depth to compete with.

That being said, it appears the Eagles still managed to sign some quality players that could make the roster in the fall. All of these signings are as of yet unconfirmed by the Eagles themselves. However, these players have most likely been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.

The undrafted rookie free agent signings

Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame

Jeremiah Briscoe, QB, Sam Houston State

Asantay Brown, S, Western Michigan

Aaron Evans, OT, UCF

Danny Ezechukwu, LB, Purdue

Jordon Gandy, WR, Murray State

Bruce Hector, DT, South Florida

Anthony Mahoungou, WR, Purdue

Ryan Neal, S, Southern Illinois

Joe Ostman, DE, Central Michigan

Ian Park, OG, Slippery Rock

Jeremy Reaves, S, South Alabama

Stephen Roberts, S, Auburn

Brandon Silvers, QB, Troy

Chandon Sullivan, CB, Georgia State

Jordan Thomas, CB, Oklahoma

Toby Weathersby, OT, LSU

Which players have the best chance to make the roster?

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Stephen Roberts makes a tackle. (Photo from AL.com)

According to pre-draft grades, the best bets to potentially make the roster are Joe Ostman, Toby Weathersby, Stephen Roberts and Josh Adams. Roberts and Adams most likely have the best shot at making the roster because of the positions they play.

Roberts could become the third option at safety, much like Corey Graham was last year. His only current competition for that spot is Tre Sullivan. It will be interesting to see how that positional battle goes.

Adams is a big power runner, and the Eagles usually carry five running backs on their roster. This means there are two spots behind Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles and Corey Clement. Adams, Wendell Smallwood and Donnel Pumphrey will be fighting for those spots.

Smallwood has been an injury risk and has not showed enough when he has been on the field. The Eagles would be best served going another route. Pumphrey was too undersized last year and got stashed on IR all year as a result. Pumphrey was supposed to be a Darren Sproles replacement, but he disappointed last year in training camp and preseason.

Honestly, Adams could beat out both of them if the Eagles only wanted to carry one more running back. The fact that they usually carry two makes him a very good bet to make the roster.

Which players will have the hardest time making the roster?

Philadelphia Eagles undrafted rookie free agents

Jeremiah Briscoe (Photo from the Houston Chronicle)

The players who will have the toughest time making the roster are the two quarterbacks Jeremiah Briscoe and Brandon Silvers. The Eagles have established starters and backups in Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. They also have another quarterback they are interested in developing in Nate Sudfeld.

The presence of Silvers and Briscoe on the roster can amount to Philadelphia wanting to have some extra arms around for offseason practices and training camp. If one of them impresses, there is an outside chance they could land on the practice squad or as the third option at quarterback.

Overview of the undrafted rookie free agents

Most of the players signed will not even make the final roster. The Eagles are just utilizing all the possible avenues to bring talent onto the roster. While most of the players that they have signed will not make the roster, who knows? There could be a great player that just needs a little time and a chance in this group.

 

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NFL free agency

Top NFL free agents still looking for a home

The NFL draft is next week. The entire football world is focusing on that, and rightfully so. Most of the free agency dust has settled. However, there are still a handful of players out there that can help teams win, even if they don’t find a home until after the draft. Here are four of those players.

C.J. Anderson

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The first two names are relatively new additions to the free agent pool. Anderson spent five seasons in Denver after going undrafted out of Cal. His release had more to do with finances than football. He is not going to win any foot races, but he is a very tough runner who gets better as the season goes on.

Anderson had 767 yards and eight touchdowns in the second half of the 2014 season and 234 yards rushing yards during Denver’s playoff run to Super Bowl 50. This past season he rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career after an injury plagued 2016.

True featured running backs are a rare breed in today’s NFL. So there is plenty of room for guys like Anderson, who is only 27 years old. He will be a valuable pickup for a team that comes up short in a rich running back draft.

Dez Bryant 

Bryant’s production has fallen off dramatically since 2014. He has not posted 1,000 receiving yards since then. Injuries, lack of chemistry with anyone other than Tony Romo and general unhappiness with the Cowboys are all factors in his statistical decline and eventual release from the Cowboys.

The former first-round pick may still have some good football left in him, but he is going to get opportunities and offers based on the player he is and not the player he was. Bryant has been very vocal about wanting to face the Cowboys twice a year, but there is not an obvious fit in the NFC East. The Ravens, Texans and Packers have all been mentioned as possible destinations.

He could work very well as a complementary receiver in Baltimore or Houston. The Packers simply do not sign many free agents. Thus, Green Bay going after a loud receiver who has been mediocre for the last three years would be a shocker. The Ravens and Texans represent Bryant’s best chances at adding a decent second act to his career.

Junior Galette 

Galette comes with injury and character concerns. He returned to the field in 2017 after missing the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to injury. He played in all 16 games and posted three sacks for Washington last year.

The three hardest things to find in the NFL are elite quarterbacks, left tackles and pass rushers. In the last three seasons in which Galette has played, he has 25 total sacks. That kind of production should get him an opportunity somewhere, even though it may be during training camp for the veteran’s minimum. If the team structures his contract wisely, he is the definition of low risk, high reward.

Eric Decker 

Decker has had one of the more interesting careers you will ever come across. He has been in some great offenses for wide receivers like the record-setting 2013 Broncos. Decker has also been in some horrible offenses for wide receivers. The Tim Tebow led Broncos of 2011 and last year’s Titans immediately spring to mind.

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Still, Decker managed to be productive even in run-heavy offenses. He blocked well and put up 44 catches for the 2011 Broncos and 54 with last year’s Titans. When he has played regularly, stayed healthy and been in more modern offenses, Decker has been a shoe-in for 80 catches.

Simply put, Decker will do whatever is asked of him and do it well. He is the kind of player that you really have to pay attention to in order to appreciate. Thus, it is mystifying that Decker continues to wait for his phone to ring. Personnel around the league are sleeping on this guy in a big way.

The Ravens and Raiders have kicked the tires on the former Minnesota Golden Gopher. There has also been some chatter about a reunion between Decker and the Broncos.

The early phases of free agency and rounds of the NFL Draft get most of the headlines, but it is often the latter part of both that separate bad teams from average ones and good teams from championship-caliber clubs.

 

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Dez Bryant release

A lesson in leverage courtesy of Stephen Jones

Everyone is weighing in on the Dez Byrant release. This might come as a shock to the casual fan. Unfortunately, the name Dez Bryant is bigger than his production and paycheck warranted. For those who were paying attention, this decision was an inevitability.

Stephen Jones created a blueprint that every general manager should follow and it can be summed up in one word, leverage. Don’t believe the idea that they just cut ties with Dez without any offer to renegotiate. The Cowboys wanted him back at a reduced rate given the leverage they created with yesterday’s meeting.

Elements of Great Leverage

There are a few factors that create strong leverage for or against a party when negotiating. Those factors include: performance (past and future), price and timing. For the most part, these are the key elements of every negotiation and combine to create leverage for one side or the other. So, let’s review how each of these factors played a role in the Dez Bryant release.

Performance

Dez Bryant release

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For those who didn’t know, Dez Bryant has not been good the past three seasons. You can read the details Dez’s lack of production by our own Kenneth Hesse here, so I’ll give you the cliff notes. Dez Bryant has missed four or more games twice in the last four seasons. He also failed to reach 1,000 yards receiving the last three seasons and has not scored more than eight touchdowns since 2014.

Given that information, it seems like Dez would be poised for a rebound as Dak Prescott continues to get better, right? Well, let’s consider his age. Bryant is 29 years old, the same age as Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and AJ Green.

Those other receivers have been producing at a consistent level and have remained relatively healthy. These players have also proved that they have tremendous skill to complement their physical abilities.

It was announced earlier this off-season that Dez was going to “work on his route running” with a personal coach. That would be great, if he were 24 and still possessed elite physical talent. It’s ironic that Dez only offered to further work on his craft when his job was in question. So, given his previous production, health and skill set, Dez does not project well into the future as his physical skills decline further.

Price

This was probably the biggest factor in the Dez Bryant release. Bryant signed a 5-year, $70 Million contract in 2015. He would have counted against the salary cap for $16,500,000 this year and next. Clearly, he does not warrant that kind of payment. His cap, among other wide receivers, was the third highest in the NFL. Dez Bryant, in no statistical category, is a top three, five, or ten wide receiver. To summarize, the Dez Bryant release was the result of a depreciating asset that was no longer worth the cost of keeping.

Timing

The first two elements are obvious. However, this is the key factor that made the Dez Bryant release great and gave the Cowboys all the leverage in this negotiation. As stated earlier, the Cowboys didn’t want to cut Dez Bryant outright. They wanted to bring him back at a reduced rate and here’s why.

First, what incentive did the Cowboys have to hold onto Dez this long? They could have allocated the extra $8.5 Million they saved by cutting him, to another player in free agency. Here are some players that signed contracts this off-season who could have helped the Cowboys and count for $8.5 Million or less against the salary cap: Sheldon Richardson, Michael Crabtree, TJ Carrie, and Tyrann Mathieu. If they truly did not think Dez would be part of their 2018 plans, they would never have waited until this late in free agency to do so.

Second, Jerry Jones has been loyal to a fault with his star players, especially Dez Bryant. Jones does everything in his power to take care of his stars. He desperately wanted to keep Dez. If he didn’t, he would have released Dez at the start of free agency so that he could have the best opportunity possible to sign with another team.

And finally, Stephen Jones wanted to create as small of a market as possible for Dez if they were to release him, which is exactly what happened. The majority of NFL teams have finished their major free agent acquisitions and have turned their attention to the draft. Meaning, teams don’t have the cap space or potential roster space to sign a player like Dez, even if they wanted to. This scenario pressured Dez into taking a pay cut, and thus, gave Stephen Jones and the Cowboys all the leverage in this situation.

Moving forward

In short, this was a good decision. The Dez Bryant release sends two signals, one to Dak Prescott and one to Ezekiel Elliott. This move tells Prescott that he no longer has to deal with Dez and his constant chirping for the ball. It wasn’t Prescott’s fault that Dez only caught 52 percent of his targets. And, it tells Ezekiel Elliott that this offense will unequivocally run through him. Cowboys fans should notice a more relaxed and confident Dak Prescott in 2018.

 

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Dez Bryant released by Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant’s run in Dallas has come to an end. The Cowboys released the veteran receiver on Friday after he met with owner Jerry Jones. The move comes after several months of speculation that the team will try to move on from Bryant’s hefty contract.

How we got here

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Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (Photo by AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

After a dominant run as one of the league’s premier wide receivers, Bryant has struggled recently to produce at a high level. This was due in part to nagging injuries. Bryant missed a total of 10 games between the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Last season, Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. This pales in comparison to his numbers in the beginning of his career, when he averaged over 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns from 2012-2014.

The move is likely cap-space motivated as well. Bryant was slated to make $16.5 million in 2018, which is one of the highest salaries at his position. The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most cap-space hungry teams in the NFL as they only have about $20 million to work with this offseason. Cutting Bryant frees up an additional $8 million, allowing the team to lock up some of their marquee players, like defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.

Looking forward

Talks about a potential Bryant release heated up after the Cowboys signed free agent Allen Hurns. Hurns is another big-bodied receiving threat that will likely be Dak Prescott’s new No. 1 target. Bryant will likely not be a free agent for long and should be scooped up by a receiver-needy team quickly. Some obvious fits include the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens, who both have massive holes at the position.

Elite talents like Bryant rarely hit the open market, so there will be a plethora of options for him going forward. After Jarvis Landry’s massive five-year, $75 million deal, Bryant’s new contract will be a story to watch.

 

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Vikings sign wide receiver Kendall Wright

The Vikings continue to make key moves in free agency.

After making big-name signings like Kirk Cousins and Sheldon Richardson, the Vikings have signed veteran wide receiver Kendall Wright. The deal is for one year and worth $1 million. Wright fills a need for the Vikings, who had little receiving talent outside of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Kendall Wright will also come to Minnesota for pennies on the dollar, making this an excellent depth signing for general manager Rick Spielman.

What the Vikings are getting

Kendall Wright

Kendall Wright plays against his former team as a Chicago Bear. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

After being drafted by the Tennessee Titans, Kendall Wright failed to live up to his potential as a No. 1 receiver. Wright struggled to stay on the field for the majority of his time in Tennessee and only surpassed 1,000 receiving yards once. After leaving Tennessee, Wright signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.

In Chicago, Wright was one of the team’s most reliable targets, snagging 59 balls for 614 yards. He was one of the bright spots on an offense that rarely passed the football and was a key third-down contributor. He widely played as a slot receiver, and will likely assume that role again in Minnesota.

Wright should see a bump in his production while Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen take attention away on the perimeter. Wright will also see an improvement under center, going from Mitch Trubisky to Pro Bowler Kirk Cousins.

Trouble for Treadwell?

The Kendall Wright signing likely means the end of the Laquon Treadwell experiment in Minnesota. After being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft only two years ago, Treadwell has been a major disappointment for the Vikings. After a silent rookie season, Treadwell barely made a mark on the Vikings offense, catching 20 passes for 200 yards.

As a result of the Wright signing, Treadwell will most likely be fourth on the depth chart. While there is time for him to bounce back, Treadwell’s future in Minnesota is now in doubt.

 

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Vikings re-sign kicker Kai Forbath

The Minnesota Vikings have their kicker for 2018.

Kai Forbath has re-signed with the Vikings on a one-year deal, the team announced on Wednesday. Although the details of the contract have not been released, Forbath told the Twin Cities Pioneer Press that it will be a “small raise” from his 2017 salary of $775,000. The deal will likely be worth roughly $1 million.

What the Vikings are getting

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Vikings kicker Kai Forbath. (Photo from startribune.com)

Since joining the team in the middle of the 2016 season, Forbath has been a solid kicker for the Vikings. In 2018, Forbath hit 32 of his 38 field goal attempts, including 6-for-9 from over 50 yards.

Although he may not be the most accurate kicker in the NFL, Forbath has shown that he can deliver in the clutch. Forbath went 6-for-6 against the Baltimore Ravens, and delivered a game-winner in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears. He also made three field goals in a tight playoff matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

Oddly enough, Forbath’s main concern has been kicking extra points. He only made 87.2 percent of his extra-point attempts last season, which is one of the lowest in the league.

After the repeated struggles of Blair Walsh, it seems for now that the Vikings have found an answer at the kicker position.

Other Vikings re-signings

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Minnesota Vikings strong safety Anthony Harris strips the ball from Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp. (Photo by AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The team has also announced that they have re-signed safety Anthony Harris, running back Mack Brown and defensive tackle Dylan Bradley. The most notable of these re-signings is Harris, who has been a solid backup so far in his career.

Harris started three games in 2017, filling in for the injured Andrew Sendejo. In those three games, the backup safety earned 11 tackles and two recovered fumbles.

Both Brown and Bradley have yet to start an NFL game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated needs for the Vikings in 2018

After a full week of complete madness, the NFL free agency frenzy is finally slowing down. Now, it’s time to take a step back and analyze how each team has addressed their needs so far.

Earlier this month, we identified the Minnesota Vikings’ top five needs heading into next season. The Vikings have one of the most complete rosters in football, giving the team’s front office added flexibility. Although the Vikings have made big moves so far, there is still room for improvement.

Let’s look at an updated list of the Vikings’ offseason needs heading into 2018.

Find a Quarterback

Vikings' offseason needs

Kirk Cousins as a Washington Redskin. Photo by Associated Press

Prior to free agency, the Minnesota Vikings had a bare cupboard at the quarterback position, with just Kyle Sloter on the roster.

Within a few days, the Vikings were able to reel in Pro Bowl quarterback Kirk Cousins and trade for Denver’s Trevor Siemian. Cousins provides an upgrade from the Vikings’ former trio of Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater.

Siemian was also a solid addition for the Vikings and only costed a late pick in next year’s draft. The former Denver Bronco is a quality backup quarterback with starting experience, a valuable commodity in today’s NFL.

Fix the offensive line

The offensive line has long been neglected by the Minnesota Vikings’ front office and struggled mightily in 2016. The addition of center Pat Elflein helped last season, but this is still the Vikings’ weakest position group. Guards Joe Berger and Nick Easton are also free agents, making their return to Minnesota doubtful.

With the top lineman in free agency already heading elsewhere, look for the Vikings to address this issue early and often in the draft.

Find a third receiver

Vikings offseason needs

Stefon Diggs makes a sideline catch that would soon be remembered as the “Minneapolis Miracle” Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

With the stellar performance of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in 2017, the odds of the Vikings picking up another wide receiver is low. However, former first-round pick Laquon Treadwell has been unimpressive so far in his career, and it might be time to move on. Last season, Treadwell only caught 20 balls for 200 yards.

Thielen and Diggs formed one of the NFL’s most productive wide receiving duos in the NFL last season. By adding a dynamic third receiver for Kirk Cousins to work with, this offense could easily be one of the league’s best in 2018.

Re-sign Terence Newman

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Vikings’ cornerback Terence Newman. Photo from ClutchPoints

The Minnesota Vikings have an impressive cornerback duo with Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. However, former second-round pick Mackensie Alexander hasn’t lived up to expectations so far in his career.

Bringing back the soon-to-be-40 Terence Newman for one last year makes perfect sense for both parties. Newman is very familiar with Mike Zimmer’s scheme and fits in well as a nickel corner. If Newman does reunite with the team, it will likely be after the NFL Draft in April.

Give Linval Joseph a running mate

With the departures of defensive tackles Tom Johnson, Shemar Stephen, and Sharif Floyd, the Vikings were left with a massive hole to fill at the position. The team needed a talented interior pass-rusher to compliment Pro Bowler Linval Joseph. They eventually found that with Sheldon Richardson, who signed a one-year deal last Friday.

Richardson showed potential in his first two years with the New York Jets, but slowly saw his production decrease. With talented teammates including Linval Joseph and Everson Griffen surrounding him, it remains to be seen if Richardson can live up to his high potential.

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Sheldon Richardson signs with Vikings

The Vikings continue to make big moves in free agency.

Days after landing free agent prize Kirk Cousins, the Minnesota signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. The deal is for one year and worth $8 million. The deal also includes $3 million worth of incentives, allowing Richardson to earn up to $11 million next season.

How we got here

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Sheldon Richardson at his introductory press conference in Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Krammer)

In his first two seasons with the New York Jets, Richardson was a dominant defensive tackle. In 2013, he was named Defensive Rookie of the Year and followed up with a Pro Bowl season in 2014.

Since then, however, Richardson has been suspended twice for off-the-field issues and has seen a steep decline in his production. In 2016, the former first-round pick only tallied 1.5 sacks on a struggling Jets team.

At the beginning of last season, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a second-round draft pick. Richardson performed well in 2017, but Seattle was not comfortable with signing him to a long-term contract.

What the Vikings are getting

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Sheldon Richardson as a Seattle Seahawk. (Photo from vikingsterritory.com)

In Minnesota, Richardson will play next to Pro Bowl nose tackle Linval Joseph. This dynamic duo, along with ends Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter, will form one of the most intimidating defensive lines in football. The Vikings were in the defensive tackle market after the departures of veterans Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen.

Although he may not have the game-changing ability he once did, Richardson is still an immensely talented player. In 2017, he showed improvement in transitioning to Seattle’s 4-3 defense and displayed excellent pass rushing abilities. Entering the offseason, Richardson was by far the best defensive tackle on the market.

After making big-time additions at quarterback and defensive tackle, the Vikings’ main need will be improving their offensive line.

 

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Trevor Siemian trade

Vikings trade for Trevor Siemian

The Minnesota Vikings continue to overhaul their quarterback room. Hours after signing free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Vikings struck a deal with the Denver Broncos to trade Trevor Siemian to Minnesota.

The details

Trevor Siemian trade

Trevor Siemian (Photo by Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

The Vikings will receive a seventh-round pick in this year’s draft along with Siemian. In exchange, Denver will receive a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The move comes shortly after both Denver and Minnesota found their new starting quarterbacks for 2018. The Vikings won the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, while the Broncos added former Viking Case Keenum. With Paxton Lynch, Siemian and the newly-minted Keenum on the roster, the Broncos found Siemian to be expendable.

Siemian will serve as an experienced backup quarterback in Minnesota behind Cousins.

What the Vikings are getting

After an adequate 2016 season, Trevor Siemian struggled mightily in 2017. Siemian only threw 12 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions and posted a passer rating under 75.

After the on-the-field struggles, he was benched for backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. With a poor offensive line and running game, Siemian simply made too many mistakes to carry Denver’s offense.

Despite this, he should serve well in a backup role in Minnesota. As we have seen with the Philadelphia Eagles, having an experienced backup quarterback can be vital to saving a team’s season. Siemian’s rookie contract will expire after the 2018 season. Minnesota will likely wait until the end of next season to re-sign Siemian after fully assessing him.

The outlook for Denver

Trevor Siemian trade

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As for the Broncos, their quarterback room is now made up of former journeyman Case Keenum and draft bust Paxton Lynch. Both Keenum and Lynch are average starting quarterbacks in the NFL, leaving room for improvement.

Holding the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Broncos may still select another quarterback to lead their team back to the playoffs.

 

 

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Kirk Cousins to sign 3-year deal with Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins has found his new team.

The former Washington Redskins quarterback will reportedly sign a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. The deal will be fully guaranteed and worth $84 million. Regardless of specific amount, this will surpass Jimmy Garoppolo’s record-setting contract of $27.5 million per year.

How we got here

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Cousins’ time testing the free agent market seemingly ended before it even started. Although teams cannot officially sign players until tomorrow (March 14), impending free agents can negotiate with potential suitors. It seems by all accounts that Cousins will sign with the Vikings, despite gathering interest from the New York Jets and Denver Broncos.

Cousins will join a Vikings team that boasts one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses, as well as a talented receiving corps and explosive second-year runner Dalvin Cook.

The Vikings were able to establish a deep playoff run in 2017. They also nearly missed an opportunity to be the first team to host their own Super Bowl appearance.

Despite their 13-3 record and solid play from Case Keenum, the Vikings’ front office felt that a change at quarterback was needed. Minnesota allowed all three of their quarterbacks to leave in free agency, freeing up room to sign Cousins.

What the Vikings are getting

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In his three seasons as the Redskins’ full-time starting quarterback, Cousins established himself as a highly productive player. He has thrown for 4,000 yards in three straight seasons and has a 2:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio in that span. Cousins also has 11 game-winning drives in those three seasons, proving that he is clutch in the fourth quarter.

The Redskins allowed him to leave for greener pastures after trading for former Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith last month.

Cousins was widely viewed as the best player available during free agency, and it seems that the Vikings are willing to go all in on “Captain Kirk.”

Former Vikings quarterbacks

For those of you who are wondering about the whereabouts of the three former Vikings’ quarterbacks, here is a quick rundown.

Keenum has reportedly agreed to sign a short-term deal with the Denver Broncos. The details of the contract have not yet been released. Sam Bradford has agreed to a one-year, $20 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals. Teddy Bridgewater will also be signing a one-year deal, with the New York Jets.

 

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