Latest from the Rumor MillRSS Team RSS Feed

Vikings send Super Bowl gift to charitable Eagles fans

After the NFC Championship Game, we shared news about Eagles donating to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s foundation as a way of apologizing for bad behavior by other fans before, during and after the game. Some Eagles fans also donated to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and some of them got a Super Bowl-related gift from the [more]

Will Vikings keep Latavius Murray?

The three-year, $15 million contract signed last year by running back Latavius Murray in Minnesota became, on closer inspection, a one-year deal with a team option for each of the next two. Before March 16, the Vikings have to decide whether to keep Murray around for year two. That’s the day his $5.15 million salary [more]

Report: Sharrif Floyd fighting Vikings over 2017 salary

Sharrif Floyd may never play again because of a nerve issue in his right knee that kept him sidelined last season. However, the defensive tackle is fighting the Vikings over his salary for 2017. The Vikings paid Floyd a $2 million base salary and a $6,450 workout bonus, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. [more]

Momentum builds for the Jets making a run at Kirk Cousins

A report emerged Monday that the Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to land quarterback Kirk Cousins. Brian Costello of the New York Post has tried to make “whatever” more tangible. Costello explains, based on the beliefs of “many people,” that “whatever” could become a five-year, $150 million offer, with a “good chunk” of it [more]

Vikings make hire of Todd Downing as senior offensive assistant official

The Minnesota Vikings officially announced the addition of former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing to their coaching staff on Monday. Downing is joining the staff as a senior offensive assistant under head coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, It’s a return home for Downing, who grew up in Eden Prairie, Minn. and [more]

Report: Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to get Kirk Cousins

The Jets apparently want Kirk Cousins. They apparently want him badly enough that they’re willing to break the bank for him. According to Rich Cimini of, the Jets are “willing to pay whatever it takes” to get him. This report comes amid a belief that the Jets may be willing to fully guarantee Cousins’ [more]

Will Garoppolo, McCarron be able to adjust once defenses see what they can do?

The 49ers made quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history based on seven career starts, five in Kyle Shanahan’s system. Someone will be paying quarterback A.J. McCarron based on four career starts. Hovering over both is an important question: What will they do after defenses get enough film on them? New quarterbacks and/or [more]

Teddy Bridgewater calls 2017 “my favorite season”

Teddy Bridgewater has started at quarterback in an NFL playoff game and in the Sugar Bowl, but neither of those seasons have gone down as his favorite as a football player. Bridgewater saves that honor for the 2017 season, which saw him play a handful of snaps and throw an interception while mopping in garbage [more]

Favre fears that “tomorrow I may not remember who I am”

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre played most of his career at a time when the NFL had yet to wake up to the long-term problems associated with head injuries. Which puts Favre among the thousands of former NFL players who may develop cognitive issues later in life. And Favre is keenly aware of what [more]

Vikings’ new offensive coordinator praises Kirk Cousins

The bad news for the Vikings is that their three veteran quarterbacks are due to hit the open market. The good news is that the Vikings can sign any quarterback they want, whether he played for the team last year or didn’t. The best news could be the Kirk Cousins is one of those available [more]

Report: Vikings adding former Raiders offensive coordinator to coaching staff

The Vikings will be beefing up their offensive coaching staff with the former offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Adam Caplan reports that Todd Downing is expected to join the Vikings in the role of senior offensive assistant. The Vikings recently hired former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to succeed Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. [more]

CBA gives Kirk Cousins an immediate path to checkmate, if Washington tags him again

A.J. McCarron may not be the only quarterback who secures his freedom via the NFL’s grievance process. Albert Breer of reports that, if Washington applies the franchise tag to Kirk Cousins for a third straight year, “his camp will quickly file a grievance to block the tag, based on Washington violating the spirit of [more]

Vikings to increase ticket prices by seven percent, on average

The fruits of a good season include the ability to harvest more cabbage in the immediate future. Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Vikings notified season-ticket holders on Friday that prices will increase at U.S. Bank Stadium for 2018. On average, the prices will inflate by seven percent. Some increases will [more]

Will Kirk Cousins get a fully-guaranteed contract?

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 notwithstanding), the question becomes whether the next contract [more]

Until he re-signs, Brees is the top free-agent quarterback

Most regard Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins as the best available free-agent quarterback. And that probably will be the case, when March 14 rolls around. For now, however, there’s an even better quarterback set to hit the open market. It’s Drew Brees. Signed to a six-year, $60 million deal by the Saints 12 years ago as [more]

Team Pages