"I think he's going to bring a new level of quarterback play too, not that Case [Keenum] did a bad job", Brian Sheeley of Plymouth said. Moncrief is expected to offset the loss of former Pro Bowl receiver Allen Robinson, who signed a three-year, $42 million deal with Chicago.
In his three seasons as a full-time starter for the Redskins (2015-17), Cousins threw for more than 4,000 yards and 24 touchdowns in each season. That will top the current highest average of $27.5 million, belonging to San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after he recently signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract. The Redskins used their franchise-player tag the previous two years to keep Cousins from entering free agency, and the two sides never were able to agree to a long-term deal to ensure that Cousins' stay in Washington would be more permanent.
COUSINS BIDS FAREWELL TO WASHINGTON: Kirk Cousins posted a blog on his website Monday afternoon, telling fans, "As I'm about to make one of the bigger decisions of my life, I'll be saying goodbye to my familiar life as a Redskin".
Kirk Cousins is officially a member of the Minnesota Vikings after signing his fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract. In other words, the Minnesota Vikings. However, Cousins has yet to win a playoff game in his career. Looking ahead to his future beyond his three-year commitment to Minnesota, Cousins expressed a desire to remain with the Vikings much longer than that during his press conference Thursday. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is second. "Because ultimately, you win with people", Cousins said.
That amount is surprising as it seems like of the 10 or so writers for both purplePTSD and VikingsTerritory.com, it's about 80:20 or 70:30 against Cousins signing.More news: President Buhari arrives Yobe to meet parents of Dapchi schoolgirls
The guarantee of the full value of the deal is unprecedented in the National Football League, where a variety of complex factors have kept players from receiving sure-thing contracts like their professional baseball, basketball and hockey peers.
Also rare was Cousins getting a fully guaranteed deal. And after reaching the NFC Championship Game last season, expectations for the Vikings are incredibly high.
"I'm rooting for him because he's a Viking now, " Kramer said.