Cousins prefer the Vikes?

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    This makes the most sense. He gets to go to a team that was 13-3 with okay QB play. Seems like the perfect landing spot if the money’s right.
     
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    What sticks in my craw a is "if the money's right" caveat. If he wants to play for the Vikings, who, quite frankly, look like they have a legitimate Super Bowl window for the next few years, why not just express an interest and let the process work itself out? All of the haggling that Cousins and his agent did over money with the Redskins is, imo, a red flag. Cousins, who hasn't exactly lit the scoreboards on fire, obviously has an over-inflated opinion of himself. If I were the Vikings I'd be tempted to say, we can do just fine without you and your $28M a year cap hit.
     
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    I would!
     
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    Dudes will do what they want...spin things however they want.

    With rare exception, what they say is mostly static.

    Unless a high-profile player "shows enough thigh" to make the effort worthwhile, SK & Co. would be better advised to look elsewhere.
     
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    Also broncos still has a good defense and some weapons in the offense
    I think they can fight for the championship with him
    They did it with manning at 30% of his potential and osweiller
     
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    Vikings have the money to sign him but will he really be much better than Case Keenum was for them this year? Keenum would be much cheaper.
     
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    Agreed 100%!
     
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    Mitch, +100
     
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    I'm not a fan of how Cousins has handled his contract situation but I have to give him credit for the year that he had this year. Dude lost DeShaun Jackson and Pierre Garcon and Sean McVay and was left with...? And still had a pretty monster year. Give him Diggs, Thielen, Rudolph and Cooks and I think his year is way better than what Keenum did. Keenum is scrappy and an over-achiever but he's Ryan Fitzpatrick 2.0. Put a true NFL caliber QB like Cousins on the Vikings offense and he's going to excel.
     
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    I understand how that could stick in anybody's craw, but can you really blame players for getting all they can? I mean they are making great sacrifices to keep their body in shape and missing family things. They also risk their health, and any play could be their last. It is a business to these folks after all.
     
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    Who doesn't want the money to be right?

    The market determines the value. He wants a comparable offering from the Vikings. I don't see anything wrong with this.
     
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    Don't blame anybody for wanting to maximize their earnings, it's just a tacky thing to exclaim publicly. Especially when "if the money's right" means 27 million dollars per year instead of 25.
     
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    Players tend to follow the money and, quite honestly, who can blame them? Team fortunes change so quickly in this league that signing with Minnesota now may not guarantee much. How likely is it that the ball doesn’t bounce as friendly next year for the Vikes and they finish 9-7? They look pretty solid today, but who knows in two years? Hmmmm...two years...I can think of a team near and dear to all of us that (just two years ago) also got blown out in the NFCCG and things were never the same.
     
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