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Minnesota Vikings Facing QB Dilemma This Offseason

Minnesota Vikings Facing QB Dilemma This Offseason

However, the New York Daily News subsequently cited team sources in claiming that the Jets "aren't going to hand Cousins a blank check", or front-load a contract offer with a $60 million payout in the first year.

"I would have to go with Case Keenum, because he's the guy who did it previous year", Tomasson said. If the Vikings retain Murray for 2018, he may be limited to a low-usage complementary role behind Cook, who displayed three-down abilities as a rookie.

But Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer thinks he'll be close to ready when organized team activities (OTAs) begin. If Zimmer is concerned about what a potential contract for Cousins would do to the team's ability to maintain a stout defense and/or its ability to be competitive beyond a short-term window, that's significant.

At the National Football League combine on Thursday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke to reporters about what Treadwell needs to improve on in order to turn his career around.

Spielman said, "It's a league decision, but I don't believe it will toll".

We may not know for years whether the Vikings are making the right decisions regarding their quarterbacks, but we can again be assured that they are making the most interesting possible decisions regarding their quarterbacks. Add in the possibility for a big splash in free agency with rumors swirling around the team pursuing Kirk Cousins, and four options are now in play. The Jets don't have much to offer besides a blank check, and the Vikings, who made it to the NFC Championship Game this past season offer the most upside in terms of winning, plus they have almost $50 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap.

Cousins has thrown for over 4,000 yards in each of this three seasons as a starter, but the Redskins have just one playoff appearance and have seen their wins dip each season. It's just kind of guessing: Is he the guy when he was at Houston or the Rams or is he the guy who played for us? "He's a good man and the Vikings did a good thing by keeping him - for the Vikings". They're great people. I love how they work.

Zimmer was asked about Keenum, and well, he didn't exactly seem excited on the thought of bringing Keenum back. Also, the practical game knowledge that we have because all those guys have played for us. "That's the monkey wrench in the whole thing".

Keenum has started two playoff games. Obviously has a bad knee injury, don't get to see him play in real, live action in basically two years. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, however, was a bit more optimistic on Wednesday, though he hit the same notes as Zimmer.

"If you go with the right one and he does like you anticipate, then everything is good", Zimmer said.

Minnesota is built around its defense, and Zimmer said he went out of his way to stress to Spielman he wants to ensure that signing a quarterback does not handicap the organization from feeding the team talent at other positions.

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