How the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes affects the AFC West

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How the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes affects the AFC West

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says that the Vikings are the leader to get Cousins and that the deal on the table is worth $84 million. "The plan is to visit Minnesota first".

With Drew Brees, Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum and Sam Bradford effectively off the market, the Jets are prepared to roll the dice on former Vikings signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater.

Cousins has thrown for at least 25 touchdowns, 4,000 yards and a 93.9 passer rating in every year since 2015. The Jets have the most cap space in the National Football League entering free agency at a touch under $90 million and could match any offer the Vikings make - or any other team, for that matter.

Whatever the case, Keenum will be the starter for the Broncos next year even if they do draft a quarterback.

Bridgewater will presumably be brought in by the Jets on a one-year deal.

The reported deal could also make Cousins the first quarterback to receive a fully-guaranteed contract, possibly setting the precedent for similar extensions for quarterbacks like Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta's Matt Ryan in the coming months. Secondly, it was Kirk Cousins intending to sign with the Vikings.

After stepping in as starting QB for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the 2017 season, Keenum led the team to a 13-3 record, including a trip to the NFC Championship game where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Bradford is close to a deal with the Arizona Cardinals and Bridgewater was being targeted by the New York Jets. But he was able to succeed in Minnesota while playing behind an elite defense as well as having two risky receiving weapons. Pictured: Cousins talks with Keenum after the Vikings defeated the Washington Redskins 38-30 at FedExField on November 12, 2017 in Landover, Maryland.

Keenum had his best season as a pro in 2017, leading Minnesota past New Orleans in the divisional playoffs.

And let's not forget about the No. 6 pick the Jets own. While he is not generally considered to be a top 10 quarterback, his strong play the last three years has not gone unnoticed. Brock Osweiler, who also started last season, is a free agent, and will not be back.

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