The Vikings were one of the more intriguing teams last year. They had one of the best defenses in all of football and a dynamic offense that was hard to stop. The interesting part was that they had three quarterbacks, all who could have easily been starters on any team.
Case Keenum got the nod as the starter most of the season as well as the playoffs after Sam Bradford went down early in the season. Shocking. After Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater, who was out from an injury the previous season, came back, Minnesota stuck with the hot hand in Keenum.
After their amazing last second touchdown against the Saints and then a blowout Conference Championship loss against the Eagles, people were wondering who would be starting for the purple and gold the following season.
Fast forward two months, and they have found the answer. Bridgewater? No. Bradford? No. Keenum? No. Actually, Kirk Cousins. The highly coveted free agent decided to take his skill set on over to the land of 10,000 lakes.
Cousins signed the largest contract in NFL history. Three years, 84 million dollars and every cent guaranteed.
Although Keenum led the Vikings to an outstanding record last season and almost brought them to the Super Bowl, the Vikings already sound a lot better with Cousins under center for their squad.
Cousins has a high completion percentage and can throw for a bunch of yards. He throws a good amount of touchdowns (27 last year), while he doesn’t turn the ball over a whole lot (13 interceptions last year).
His best year came two years ago when he came under 100 yards from reaching 5,000 passing yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl. He led the Redskins to the playoffs that season but got knocked out in the Wild Card round. This upcoming season, Cousins and his new team plans to go a lot farther than that.
For the other three quarterbacks, none of them remain on the Vikings. Bridegwater went East to the Jets. Bradford headed West for the Cardinals. While Keenum headed South for the Broncos. The Vikings also acquired Trevor Siemian from Denver but he will definitely be the back up to the better Kirk Cousins.
Football is a business. Bridgewater and Keenum who both have led the Vikings to the playoffs seemed to be castoff after Cousins decided he wanted to come to the North Star State. Although, I don’t think any Vikings fans are upset about these moves. Minnesota definitely looks like the team to beat now during the 2018 season.