With settling their quarterback situation being the top priority, the Vikings appear in no hurry to re-sign any of their own free agents. Secondly, it was Kirk Cousins intending to sign with the Vikings.
Kirk Cousins is expected to sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings when free agency officially begins on Wednesday, and the structure of the deal should excite his fellow players.
Tight end Trey Burton, who threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles in Philadelphia's victory over New England in the Super Bowl, has agreed to a four-year contract worth $32 million, according to two people familiar with the deal. Since Favre's retirement in 2010, the Vikings have tried a bevy of quarterbacks from draft picks to free agent signings. Bridgewater's devastating knee injury right before the 2016 season wrecked his quest to become the long-term leader of the offense and face of the franchise.
Meanwhile, McCown is 38 and coming off a broken hand that ended his year with the New York Jets after Week 14.
Earlier on Tuesday, Cousins' agent Mike McCartney told ESPN: "No final decisions have been made".
The Jets' need at quarterback is no secret, and their ongoing search probably won't be limited to just Bridgewater given his uncertainty. What if another team comes out and makes him an offer he simply can't refuse?More news: House intelligence committee finds no collusion between Trump campaign, Russian Federation
The Vikings found success in 2017 with Case Keenum at quarterback but by all indications, they viewed him as a good backup.
The Jets' offensive line was not as bad a year ago as some people made it out to be, but they need an upgrade at center.
Specifically, per Jurecki, the Cardinals plan to offer Cousins a five-year deal worth $145 million, which would mean Cousins makes $29 million per year, making him the highest-paid player in National Football League history, surpassing Jimmy Garoppolo's average annual value.
Despite his swings and misses at QB before, Elway said, "Believe me, I'm not done swinging and missing". He had sought before last season a one-year, $4 million extension but the Vikings turned that down.
If Brees hits free agency (and again, I never expected we'd be talking about it at this late date), even at age 39 he is the surest, safest best they have, and the Purple should do everything they can to get him.