Kirk Cousins will get a better set of receivers and a better offensive line if he does indeed sign a reported fully guaranteed contract multiple reports say he'll ink with the Minnesota Vikings. McCown played on a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets last season - and wound up surprising many observers with how well he performed.
Cousins and the Vikings will have to wait until Wednesday for free agency to officially start in order to make it official.
After two full seasons with nearly no game action (Bridgewater played nine garbage-time snaps in Minnesota's third-to-last regular-season game) it's fair to question just how much of an impact Bridgewater will have for the Jets, though they are clearly banking on him fulfilling his potential and solidifying the quarterback position.
Cousins' agent Mike McCartney declined to confirm the reports in remarks to ESPN on Tuesday.
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) warms up before the game between the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos at FedEx Field. According to ESPN, the Cardinals and Jets are expecting Cousins to sign with the Vikings.
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According to CBS Sports analyst Bryant McFadden on Twitter, Bridgewater is finalizing a deal that will make him a member of the New York Jets. "The plan is to visit Minnesota first".
Last season, Cousins threw for over 4000 yards (4093) for the third consecutive season.
But Keenum and fellow Vikings quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are eligible for unrestricted free agency, and the team chose to move on. That season, his second in the league, he earned a Pro Bowl nod after a strong season through the air and on the ground.
Cousins went 26-30-and-1 as Redskins starting QB, including a 24-23-1 record the past three seasons - a stretch during which he started every game.
In his three years as a full-time starter, Cousins is third in the National Football League in completion percentage and sixth in passer rating, with those numbers comparing to Aaron Rodgers.