Kirk Cousins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Broncos never made an offer for Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins was one of the best free agent quarterbacks to hit the open market in several years, but he ended up being too expensive for many of the teams in need of help at the position. That includes the Denver Broncos, and they knew it right from the start. Cousins’ agent, Mike McCartney,..." March 19

  • Kirk Cousins officially joins Minnesota Vikings

    NFL.com "It's official: Kirk Cousins is the new starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Thursday. Cousins met with team officials Wednesday night over dinner and toured the Vikings' new facility on Thursday before agreeing to the richest guaranteed-money contract in NFL..." March 15

  • Report: Kirk Cousins ‘on a variation of the Tom Brady diet’

    Sportress of Blogitude "It’s all but certain that Kirk Cousins will ink a massive deal with the Minnesota Vikings sometime on Thursday. However, the Vikings organization had to audible out of their standard wine-and-dine game plan for free agents due to Cousins recently taking to a more restrictive diet touted by New..." March 15

  • Kirk Cousins plans to sign 3-year, $84M deal with Vikings

    ESPN "Former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The landmark deal will make Cousins the highest-paid quarterback in the league. "No final decisions..." March 13

  • Report: Jets believe they can offer Kirk Cousins the most money

    Larry Brown Sports "If Kirk Cousins decides to make money his top priority in choosing which team to sign with in free agency, the New York Jets feel they are at an advantage. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reported on Monday that the Jets believe they are in a position to offer Cousins more money than any other team, and..." March 13

  • Report: Broncos never made contract offer to Kirk Cousins

    247 Sports "So much for the Denver Broncos going all in on Kirk Cousins. The swirling interest linking the Broncos to the top free-agent quarterback proved to be mere conjecture, as the team did not make a contract offer to Cousins after the NFL's legal tampering window began Monday, according to Nicki..." March 13

  • Cardinals reportedly set to make huge offer to Kirk Cousins

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Cardinals were thought to be out of the running for free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins just a few weeks ago, owed largely in part to the notion that two other teams can offer either more money (Jets) or immediate success (Vikings). But it's since been circulated that Arizona is one..." March 12

  • Report: At least two teams willing to offer Kirk Cousins fully guaranteed deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins could very well become the highest paid player in NFL history when he signs with a new team in the coming days, and there’s a chance he could achieve that by demanding a fully guaranteed contract. There has been some talk that Cousins may want to sign only a three-year deal with..." March 12

  • Kirk Cousins No Longer Planning Visits?

    Pro Football Rumors "With the legal tampering period less than 24 hours away, Kirk Cousins’ destination is the centerpiece storyline of free agency. And it’s possible this process could wrap up quickly. Once expected to take at least one visit, Cousins may now use the traditional route for high-value free agents..." March 11

  • Cousins to sign with the Vikings at $27 million annually

    Yardbarker "NFL free agency has even started. Teams can’t negotiate with impending free agents until Monday. So how are we even hearing reports of players heading to specific teams? Well, the NFL has not done a tremendous job keeping teams in check in this regard. The plethora of reports linking Kirk Cousins..." March 10

  • As Cousins leaves, some surprising parting shots

    Washington Times "Kirk Cousins is a free man. Those left behind are not happy. After six years, Cousins escaped the walls of Redskins Park Tuesday afternoon, as the Redskins declined to tag the quarterback one more time, allowing him to become a free agent next Wednesday. Much of the reaction, inside and..." March 10

  • Las Vegas considers Vikings overwhelming favorite to sign Kirk Cousins

    Larry Brown Sports "Kirk Cousins would likely insist that he has not made any decisions about his future with free agency still days away, but Las Vegas believes the star quarterback already knows where he will be playing in 2018. As Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News noted on Friday, Las Vegas — more..." March 09

  • NFL Rumors: Vikings Will Pursue This QB If Unable To Sign Kirk Cousins

    NESN "It’s always good to have a backup plan, especially when it comes to free agency. For several teams this offseason, Kirk Cousins is Plan A. The 29-year-old is set to officially become a free agent next week, and a number of teams are expected to kick the tires on the veteran quarterback. In..." March 08

  • Kirk Cousins getting $30 million called 'implausible spike'

    247 Sports "Kirk Cousins figures to be the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL (for now) when he ultimately signs his free agent contract after the start of the new league year on Mar. 14, but it may not be for as much as people have speculated. The belief has been that Cousins will potentially..." March 07

  • If Broncos don’t get Kirk Cousins, they may turn their attention to Case Keenum

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos are believed to want Kirk Cousins to be their franchise quarterback, but if they don’t get Cousins, Case Keenum may be their next option. Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports that the Broncos are interested in Keenum, although they don’t necessarily have a solid Plan B in place yet..." March 07

  • NFL Rumors: Vikings Have Offered Kirk Cousins $91 Million Fully Guaranteed

    Total Pro Sports "Everybody knew Kirk Cousins was going to get paid this offseason. Elite quarterbacks rarely hit the free agent market in their prime. When the Redskins traded for Alex Smith, the stage was set for a historic bidding war. Now, if the latest rumor is accurate, it sounds like the Minnesota Vikings..." March 07

  • Redskins DB DeAngelo Hall Felt Kirk Cousins Wasn’t Committed To Team

    NESN "From the outside looking in, it has appeared that for quite some time Kirk Cousins has done what he can to stay with the Washington Redskins. But it sounds like his teammates don’t necessarily think that’s the case. Cousins has received the franchise tag each of the past two seasons, but..." March 07

  • Kirk Cousins reportedly has not ruled out any teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Not every NFL team will be searching for a starting quarterback this offseason, but Kirk Cousins is apparently willing to listen to each and every one that is. There have been widespread rumblings that Cousins has already narrowed down his list of potential suitors. Some reports say he is..." March 06

  • Report: Broncos feel Kirk Cousins headed to Vikings

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos will pursue Kirk Cousins in free agency, but the AFC West franchise might not be feeling great about its chances to land the prized quarterback. According to Denver-based reporter Benjamin Allbright, “multiple Broncos sources” feel Cousins will eventually choose the Minnesota..." March 05

  • NFL Rumors: Broncos Could Target This QB If Kirk Cousins Signs Elsewhere

    NESN "It’s no secret: The Denver Broncos are in desperate need of quarterback help. The Broncos have struggled to find a consistent starting QB since Peyton Manning retired, as Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler all have been mediocre at best in their respective showings on the..." March 05

  • Jets fear Cousins is heading to the Vikings

    SNY TV "The Jets plan to be heavy bidders in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes and they're convinced they can make a better financial offer than any team in the league. But they're also not sure the size of their bid is going to matter as long as the Minnesota Vikings are involved. Despite their..." March 04

  • Kirk Cousins looking for $90 million guaranteed for three years

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the start of free agency, we’re starting to understand better how the Kirk Cousins situation is going to play out. At this point, the Minnesota Vikings are seen as overwhelming favorites to land the Pro Bowler. Even the New York Jets have reportedly admitted as much behind the..." March 03

  • Expected finalists for Kirk Cousins: Broncos, Cardinals, Jets and Vikings

    ESPN "The final four teams expected to be vying for free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins are the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Saturday. Those teams privately are planning how to pursue Cousins, how to..." March 03

  • Broncos Have Kirk Cousins As Their “All-In” Free Agent Target

    NFL Trade Rumors "Citing sources familiar with the Broncos’ free agency plans, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Kirk Cousins has become an “all-in” target for Denver once free agency opens on March 14. Sources have told Robinson that the Broncos have examined scenarios to potentially create between..." March 02

  • Jay Gruden says it was time for Redskins to move on from Cousins

    247 Sports "Kirk Cousins won't be tagged and he certainly won't be coming back. His time in Washington as the Redskins quarterback has officially come to an end. How the situation was handled will always be the subject of debate, as the Redskins and Cousins failed to agree a long-term contract during three..." March 01

  • Jets are screwed if they don't sign Kirk Cousins or draft a top quarterback prospect

    New York Daily News "NFL offseason storylines are typically filled with hyperbole, but there’s no escaping this truth: The Jets are royally screwed if they don’t find a real quarterback in free agency or this draft. It’s silly to sugarcoat it. It’s been a half-century since Gang Green had a game-changing,..." March 01

  • Doug Williams: We haven’t discussed tagging Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Kirk Cousins has played out the last two seasons under the franchise tag and there’s been chatter in the last couple of months that a third tag could be in play this offseason despite the Redskins agreeing to a trade bringing Alex Smith to Washington from Kansas City. The team has until March 6..." February 28

  • Where Will Kirk Cousins Play Next Season?

    CBS Washington "Since I’m from New York City, I’m supposed to see the endless wisdom of Kirk Cousins playing for the New York Jets. As if the Jets don’t already have a haunted history, still looking for their first great quarterback since Joe Namath, we’re now supposed to rubber-stamp Cousins swathed in Gang..." February 27

  • Kirk Cousins Expected To Make “One Or More” Free Agent Visits Before Signing

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pro Football Talk is reporting that the current plan for free agent QB Kirk Cousins is to not agree to terms with a team during the two-day negotiating period. Instead, Cousins is expected to take “one or more visits” starting on March 14 to meet with prospective teams. When it comes to the..." February 27

  • Report: John Elway schedules meeting with Kirk Cousins' agent

    247 Sports "John Elway and Kirk Cousins' agent are set to talk shop. Just not about Cousins. Mike Klis of 9News reports the Denver Broncos general manager will meet with Mike McCartney at this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. McCartney represents Cousins, current Broncos quarterback Trevor..." February 26

  • Kirk Cousins may be too rich for the Cardinals’ blood

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals need a new quarterback after the retirement of Carson Palmer. But Kirk Cousins will probably not be that quarterback. The money Cousins will command is likely too much for the Cardinals, according to Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7. Arizona has about $24 million in cap..." February 26

  • How the Jets really feel about signing impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins

    New York Daily News "The speculation surrounding the Jets’ eventual pursuit of Kirk Cousins has prompted some much-needed comedic relief during the NFL’s silly season. There have been some whoppers in the past week or so. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Woody and Christopher Johnson were willing to offer..." February 24

  • Report: Jets not willing to let Kirk Cousins name his price

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been a number of reports in recent weeks indicating that the New York Jets are willing to pay any price and do anything it takes to sign Kirk Cousins, but one writer who covers the team says all that talk has been greatly exaggerated. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily..." February 22

  • NFL rumors: Vikings a better fit over Broncos for Kirk Cousins?

    Clutch Points "The future of in-demand quarterback Kirk Cousins remains up in the air. The New York Jets have recently emerged as the favorite to land the in-demand QB and are reportedly willing to pay him “whatever it takes” to sign. But if Cousins wants to join a team that has the best chance of winning, the..." February 21

  • $60M in 1st year? Jets set to creatively pounce on Kirk Cousins

    New York Post "The bidding for Kirk Cousins’ services officially begins in three weeks. On March 12, NFL teams can begin to speak with the agents representing this year’s free-agent class. Cousins is at the top of that list, and expect the Jets to be one of the first teams to call his agent, Mike McCartney...." February 20

  • Kirk Cousins would not sign long-term with new team if tagged and traded

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Redskins can technically prevent Kirk Cousins from hitting free agency if they use the franchise tag on him for a third consecutive season, but they do not have as much leverage over the quarterback as you may think. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Monday that the Redskins..." February 19

  • Jets will pay 'whatever it takes' to land Cousins

    ESPN "With free agency approaching (March 14), we're analyzing each position on the New York Jets' roster and examining possible upgrades: Position: Quarterback 2018 cap hits of top returnees: Christian Hackenberg -- $1.3 million Bryce Petty -- $843,000 Joel Stave --..." February 19

  • How Kirk Cousins will 'quickly' respond if Redskins get petty, use franchise tag

    CBS Sports "The Washington Redskins could make things awkward this offseason, if they decide to play a petty game of franchise tag and use a third tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. And if they do, fully expect the likely free-agent-to-be quarterback to fight back in the form of a grievance. Cousins is..." February 18

  • Will Kirk Cousins get a fully-guaranteed contract?

    Pro Football Talk "In each of the past two years, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed fully-guaranteed contracts. Of course, those contracts had a duration of only one year each. With Cousins rocketing toward the open market (efforts by his current team to conjure up a way to trade him..." February 17

  • Jets could offer Kirk Cousins fully guaranteed contract

    Yardbarker "It’s a precedent we’re sure other teams wouldn’t take kindly to. Offering one of the top free agents a fully guaranteed contract. We have never seen this on multi-year deals around the NFL. It has previously led to a debate about contract structures around the league compared to other major..." February 17

  • Report: Redskins could still tag Kirk Cousins because they 'are in the pettiness game'

    CBS Sports "The free-agent quarterback market will open up in just under a month, when the new league year kicks off on March 14. It recently got a new addition in the form of ex-Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron, but the jewel of the class is still Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Assuming he..." February 16

  • What will Washington do with Kirk Cousins?

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Super Bowl Sunday splash reports suggested that Washington will consider using the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, as part of a plan to try to trade him. Although no plan premised on the franchise tag or the transition tag makes sense for Washington, nothing stops them from..." February 15

  • Kirk Cousins To File Grievance If Franchise Tagged?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Redskins are reportedly considering using the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins even though they have already acquired his replacement in Alex Smith. If that happens, Albert Breer of The MMQB‘s “understanding” is that Cousins’ camp would quickly file a grievance against the team. Players often..." February 15

  • Joe Thomas lobbies Kirk Cousins to consider Browns

    NFL.com "Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns bookend Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts. Responding to a Tuesday tweet from Cousins, in which the..." February 15

  • Kirk Cousins wants long-term commitment from who he signs with

    247 Sports "Kirk Cousins is set to hit the free agent market and the Minnesota Vikings, by all accounts, are going to be in the mix for his services one way or another. However, do not expect a discounted rate despite the team being championship-ready. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero joined the Mackey and Judd..." February 15

  • Could Scot McCloughan hire mean Browns interest in Kirk Cousins?

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns and General Manager John Dorsey seemed committed to trading for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and drafting a quarterback with one of their two first round selections. The Browns reportedly made a trade offer for Smith before he was dealt to the Washington..." February 13

  • These Two Teams Are Expected to Drive Up Price to Land Kirk Cousins in Free Agency

    12 Up "We all know this is a quarterback-driven league. A team may have a solid roster, but they find themselves struggling to win games because of the man behind center. Passing has never been more important in the NFL, and having a gunslinger that can get the job done is a necessity. Which is..." February 12

  • Will Kirk Cousins’ next contract tie compensation to cap percentage?

    Pro Football Talk "Several franchise quarterbacks who previously received big-money contracts are seeing those contracts pale in comparison to more recent contracts, thanks to the consistent growth of the salary cap. So when will a franchise quarterback (or any other player) manage to tie his compensation to the..." February 10

  • What does Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers contract mean for Jets, Kirk Cousins?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was long expected, but now it has become official: The 49ers have locked up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on a long-term contract. That's $27.5 million per year, if you're bad at math. Let's see what Garoppolo got in terms of guaranteed money, but it'll surely be a boatload. So what does..." February 08

  • Chris Thompson says Redskins players got ‘mixed messages’ about Kirk Cousins’s desire to stay

    Washington Post "Redskins running back Chris Thompson, who continues to recover from the broken right fibula he suffered in a Week 11 loss to the Saints, was as surprised as anyone when Washington traded for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith last Tuesday night. That was already evident from the GIF of a..." February 08

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