Sports Report: At least two teams willing to offer Cousins fully guaranteed deal

16:22  12 march  2018
16:22  12 march  2018 Source:   Sportsnaut

Report: Cousins plans to sign fully guaranteed 3-year deal with Vikings

  Report: Cousins plans to sign fully guaranteed 3-year deal with Vikings The Minnesota Vikings pounced early to land free agency's biggest prize. Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully guaranteed contract with the team Thursday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is worth $86 million "or so," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cousins is set to have dinner with Vikings coaches and personnel Wednesday night once the 2018 league year has officially begun, sources told Rapaport, and will make his first visit to the team's facility Thursday.The move comes shortly after it was reported that Case Keenum intends to sign with the Denver Broncos at the official beginning of free agency.

Report : Kirk Cousins list down to four teams (92). Jerry Jones is about to get a taste of NFL justice (87). In each of the past two years, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has signed fully - guaranteed contracts.

As the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes heats up, sources say at least 2 teams are prepared to offer the free agent QB a 3-year, fully guaranteed contract if that’s what it takes. At least one other team will do a similar deal nearly fully guaranteed .

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Kirk Cousins could very well become the highest paid player in NFL history when he signs with a new team in the coming days, and there’s a chance he could achieve that by demanding a fully guaranteed contract.

There has been some talk that Cousins may want to sign only a three-year deal with all of the money being guaranteed. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that at least two teams — and possibly three — are willing to give him a contract like that.

By signing a deal like that, Cousins would have more control over his future. Jimmy Garoppolo recently signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension with the 49ers, and Matthew Stafford got a five-year, $135 million contract from the Detroit Lions last offseason. Both players will earn about $87 million over the first three years of their respective deals, so Cousins is likely aiming for a three-year contract in the $90 million range.

Cousins is trying to balance winning with being paid top dollar, so the three-year, fully guaranteed contract would make the most sense for a team like the Jets. If Cousins agreed to a deal like that, the Jets would have to prove to him that they are doing everything they can to build a Super Bowl contender around him. Otherwise, he would be free to walk after the 2020 season and sign another huge deal when he is 32. For what it’s worth, one report indicated New York has a limit when it comes to signing Cousins.

Cousins is reportedly keeping an open mind heading into the official start of free agency, but one team has consistently been named as the favorite to land him.

Report: Crowell plans to sign 3-year deal with Jets .
Free-agent running back Isaiah Crowell intends to sign a three-year deal with the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Crowell rushed for 853 yards and two touchdowns, adding 28 receptions for 182 yards in 16 games for the Cleveland Browns in 2017. The 25-year-old spent the first four years of his career with the Browns.

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