Kirk Cousins initially tags Vikings, Jets in his farewell post

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On Monday, quarterback Kirk Cousins posted a farewell message to Washington. I noticed that. However, I didn’t notice something curious that was lurking at the bottom of the page.

Others have noticed it, including John Keim of ESPN.com: Cousins tagged both the Vikings and the Jets in the post. Making that discovery even more intriguing is the reality in league circles that some think the Vikings and Jets will be the primary suitors for Cousins.

That becomes problematic for Cousins if either team moves on to another quarterback option, leaving Cousins with limited leverage. This gives the game of poker that Cousins and the teams are playing considerably higher stakes.

Come Tuesday, things may accelerate. Or they may not. It’s still too early to tell who Cousins will choose, or when he’ll make his choice.

27 responses to “Kirk Cousins initially tags Vikings, Jets in his farewell post

  1. Buyer beware, he hasn’t won a playoff game and in the last game of one of his seasons, the Redskins needed to win to get into the playoffs so guess what Kirk did, threw a 4th Qtr INT late in the game when all the Redskins had to do was score to win.

    I guess choking like that makes him a perfect Viking.

  2. Oh lord! Can the NFL accelerate this nonsense? Somebody sign this guy so we can stop hearing about it. The NFL did somehow magae to make it a century without him after all.

  3. I’ll give Cousins the benefit of the doubt on intelligence and say he’d never sign with the Jets. He’s just using them for leverage. He just escaped one miserable franchise. I doubt he’s looking forward to joining another.

  4. Vikings all the way. The only chance the NYJ have is an obscene offer. Which is not going to happen. Yes they have the most cap space but I have to believe they won’t mortgage their team on 1 player. The NYJ have many other needs where the money they’d have to spend for Cousins could buy them Keenum, Allen Robinson & Malcolm Butler…..plus then you draft your future QB @ #6.

    MINN’s window for a SuperBowl Tunis WIDE OPEN for the next 2-3 seasons they are READY NOW. NYJ are in disarray & not a solid franchise from top to bottom. If anybody is #2 it’s DEN & I’m forced to believe he name dropped the NYJ just to jump up his price tag.

    GO TO BUFFALO DAMMIT!!!!!

  5. I don’t blame Kirk at all for wanting to go to a more stable (and perhaps more sane) team like the Vikings.

    Personally, I wish the Browns would sign him to a mega-deal and he’d led them to a Super Bowl surrounded by quality draft picks.

    Regardless of where he goes, wish him the best. After getting jerked around by Washington he deserves to have an opportunity to continue proving the doubters wrong.

    If he’s in Minnesota, I’ll be able to watch him play my Packers twice a year.

  6. HHMMMM , TOUGH to decide ” A TEAM THAT HASN’T BEN IN THE POST SEASON in years “. OR a team that contends for the title ” NFC NORTH ” almost every other year .
    MONEY shouldn’t be a problem for him “THE RIGHT TEAM” should be a problem for the other 31 teams.

    After all the VIKES made it farther than ANYONE expected “WITH A BACK UP QB ”

    COUSINS ,THIELEN,DIGGS,JOHNSON,RUDOLPH. McKinnon “THAT CONNECTION WOULD BE DANGEROUS

  7. Anyone else still think the Washington FO was wrong to jettison this drama queen? Of all the things they’ve got wrong, they at least did one thing right in getting out of the Cousins business.

  8. As a jets fan please do not sign this guy I know someone in the front office reads these comments this is Niel O’Donnell 2.0 just draft a damn QB all four of those kids maybe even five of them will be pretty good paying this guy 30mil to remain mediocre is just dumb.

  9. Classic Vikings. Backward thinking. Focusing on a QB when they went deep into the playoffs with a 3rd string backup.

    What the Vikings should be focused on fixing that offensive line that got manhandled in the NFC Championship game…QB cant do much without any time to throw

  10. Either way it’s a perfect fit. Neither team has won a big game in past 20+ seasons – and Cousins never has.

  11. Vikings made a huge mistake letting Keenum walk. Gonna find out really quickly that Cousins is essentially Keenum-light but much more expensive. Hilarious.

  12. Jets= big league cash. Vikings= great cash and stomped on by the Eagles by 31 points. Redskins have beaten 4 teams with winning records in 48 games with Cousins at the helm.

    Hope he signs with the Vikings.

  13. whatjusthapped says:
    March 12, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    Buyer beware, he hasn’t won a playoff game and in the last game of one of his seasons, the Redskins needed to win to get into the playoffs so guess what Kirk did, threw a 4th Qtr INT late in the game when all the Redskins had to do was score to win.

    I guess choking like that makes him a perfect Viking.

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    He’ll fit in perfectly.

  14. minnesotablizzard says:
    March 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm
    As a Vikings fan I’d rather pay Brees more money for 2 years vs locking this goof up for $30million a year for 5 years. No thanks.

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    Why would Drew Brees want to come to Minnesota? The same team that allowed one of the toughest QB’s to ever play to be battered into retirement after 2 seasons? I never saw Favre as beat up as his last year with them. It only took 1 year in Minnesota for his game to fall apart.

  15. Liberalsruineverything says:
    March 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm
    Jets = big league cash. Vikings = great cash and stomping on teams.

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    Yep. The Vikings sure are stomping on teams the last few games.

    Looks like Keenum got smart and isnt waiting for Minnesota to make him sloppy seconds. At least we wont have to see Spielman blow another 1st round pick to get his QB. He will just blow his cap on another QB that cant win a playoff game.

  16. whatjusthapped says:
    March 12, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    Buyer beware, he hasn’t won a playoff game and in the last game of one of his seasons, the Redskins needed to win to get into the playoffs so guess what Kirk did, threw a 4th Qtr INT late in the game when all the Redskins had to do was score to win.

    I guess choking like that makes him a perfect Viking.
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    Football is a team sport, so Cousins not winning a playoff game on a crappy Redskins team isn’t entirely his fault…in his one playoff loss he was playing on a team with an injury depleted defense that was starting street free agents in the secondary….Packers fans should know how important it is to have a team…without Rodgers, they were exposed as one of the least talented teams in the league…

  17. I’d be happy with Cousin’s or Brees. Brees is Elite, but kind of a pipe dream. I doubt he goes to a new team. Cousin’s is above average for sure. Sure his Win-Loss record is not impressive, but you can’t argue with his numbers and durability.

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