Let The Kirk Cousins Bidding War Begin
Normally, I’d caution against taking market or betting advice from me. I unsuccessfully dabbled in the stock market, stubbornly sat out of the crypto surge, and then dumped my $401K into a sports blog that has taken over my life (thanks for reading). But you can take my non-expert advice to the bank this time around.
If given the opportunity, buy Kirk Cousins trade stock immediately. This, after it was announced on Tuesday morning (via The Pat McAfee Show) that Aaron Rodgers is returning to the Packers. Within the same hour, news broke that the Denver Broncos were trading multiple first round picks for Seahawks QB, Russell Wilson.
And just like that, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is the best QB on a still rabid trade market full of teams vying desperately for an improvement at the most important position in mainstream sports.
BREAKING: According to my sources.. @AaronRodgers12 will officially be returning to the Green Bay Packers.— 🅿️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 8, 2022
There is no deal in place currently but there is said to be a Cap Friendly deal on the way.
Retirement was a real consideration & in the end
🗣 HE IS BACK WITH THE PACK pic.twitter.com/1lpdcLxyPL
Blockbuster: After weeks of negotiations, in one of the largest trades in NFL history, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have agreed to terms for a deal involving Super-Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022
Trade is pending a physical and Wilson’s approval. pic.twitter.com/oRFDV8Ehyx
Kirk Cousins Trade Stock Rising
So now that the two top prizes are off the market, NFL offseason dominoes have been falling fast. There is a lot of pent-up energy that’s been releasing through the league’s rumor mill today. Schefty (ESPN) and the guys over at NFL Network are working their thumbs into carpal tunnel as you read this.
And plenty of franchises are still looking to improve QB play this offseason. The teams who consider themselves “just a quarterback away” include Carolina (who’s already been connected to Kirk Cousins this offseason), Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New Orleans and Washington, among others.
Maybe it’s true that the new Minnesota Vikings’ brain trust had planned on keeping Kirk Cousins. But if a quarterback desperate team offers a first round pick in April’s draft, plus more… I’m just not sure how the Vikings can say no to that kind of organizational restart.
And in a world where the Seahawks pull in this haul — (2) 1st round picks and (2) 2nd round picks, plus players — you cannot convince me Cousins’ would demand anything less than a 1st rounder in any trade scenario the Vikings would consider.
Trade package:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022
Seattle gets QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-round pick.
Denver gets Russell Wilson and a fourth-round pick.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan