At this point it seems logical to conclude that the Minnesota Vikings will land the top free agent of the 2018 class in that of quarterback Kirk Cousins. League insiders believe Cousins will land with Minnesota. Meanwhile, at least one team interested in his services is worried that the Pro Bowler will be calling Minneapolis home.

If the Vikings were to somehow miss out on Cousins when free agency starts, would the team then turn back to incumbent starter Case Keenum or go another route?

According to MMQB’s Albert Breer, door No. 2 appears to be the case. In reviewing the NFL Scouting Combine, Breer clearly states that the Vikings prefer Cincinnati Bengals free agent A.J. McCarron to Keenum.