ESPN insider/stud Adam Schefter tweeted Saturday morning the four teams chasing QB Kirk Cousins are the Jets, Vikings, Cardinals and Broncos. No shocker here, but the Cards are a late add to the derbyHere's some brief handicapping of the race:JETS -- Most money to spend, will not stop offering until he's satisfied, Cousins is a fan of OC Jeremy Bates, who comes from the Mike-Kyle Shanahan tree. Confirmation of this can be found here.
CARDS -- This is the longshot of the four in my opinion. Cool place to live, new HC is defensive-minded in Steve Wilks and there are no Cousins ties to new OC Mike McCoy. They have RB David Johnson and, of course. one-day HOF WR Larry Fitzgerald, but with an estimated $23 million in 'cap money to spend I just can't see how this gets done.
BRONCOS -- It's my belief OC Bill Musgrave would love to work with Cousins, and I was told at the combine GM John Elway is a big fan. I like their WRs and the defense while not being as dominating as two years ago still can be very good. In my opinion if the Vikings want Kirk Cousins this may be the team to beat.
VIKINGS -- Assuming they are interested I still have the Vikes favored to win the race for Kirk Cousins. As I tweeted from a league-wide source when doing shows at MOA up to the Super Bowl I feel returning to his midwest roots matters to him, and he knows the team is close to a Super Bowl berth.If/when they meet with him I can tell OC John DeFilippo will be very good winning people over with his charismatic personality and engaging ways.
So, they haven't done anything to lock up Case Keenum, the head coach shared Bradford's balky knee problem is degenerative and Teddy basically hasn't played in two seasons.
All that leads me to believe they'll push hard for Cousins and will do everything it takes to win.