The former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins just signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. The contract means 84 million dollars for a three-year guarantee, which makes Cousins the highest paid quarterback in the entire league.
Background on why the Minnesota Vikings needed a quarterback may be confusing to many people. As of the previous season, the Vikings had Case Keenum as their main quarterback after the Sam Bradford injury early in the 2017 season. Sam Bradford was playing in place of Teddy Bridgewater, who was suffering from a knee injury prior to this point in time. The Minnesota Vikings had to make a tough decision on whether to keep Keenum as their full-time quarterback and sign a deal with him or not. The other option was to consider Kirk Cousins and the potential he could bring to the team.
Overall, the Minnesota Vikings had a huge pool of good quarterbacks to choose from. The only bearing materials that were important to decide on would be the question of which quarterback will make the most success for the team. With Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs returning for another remarkable season, it is very important to ensure they have a quarterback that is ready to go come playoff time. In the end, I believe that most Vikings fans are excited to have Cousins as the new quarterback.