The Minnesota Vikings plan to pursue Kirk Cousins in free agency. That’s no secret. What’s more of an unknown is what the team plans on doing if it misses out on the quarterback. Well, it appears we now have some insight into the team’s thoughts on the matter.
According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe:
“The Vikings told Teddy Bridgewater at the Combine last weekend that they intend to pursue Cousins, per a league source, but that Bridgewater remains a viable backup plan.
Volin later added:
While the chances of Bridgewater returning to the Vikings appear to be slim, there’s still a slight possibility he returns to Minnesota as a “Plan B” option. It’s unclear whether or not Bridgewater would be interested in a reunion at that point.
If not, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network recently speculated the Vikings would look to bring back Case Keenum if the price for Cousins gets too high. So, it could very well be the case that both Bridgewater and Keenum are still in the mix.
It all depends on the Cousins culmination in free agency.
Also throwing a wrench into the situation: Drew Brees has yet to sign an extension with the New Orleans Saints. Could he actually be an option for the Vikings? Drew Mahowald explored the chances he lands in Minnesota.
For now, Kyle Sloter remains the only signal caller under contract.
The Vikings can enter into contract negotiations with player agents when the legal tampering period begins tomorrow at 3pm (CST). It’s shaping up to be a very interesting week.