Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talk before an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With Keenum/Brees OUT as Vikings QB; It’s Now Cousins with a Bridgewater Backup Plan

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talk before an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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For many of us Minnesotan’s, the most madness we’ll experience this week won’t be derived from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Unlike the vast majority of the country, the root cause of our borderline insanity will be, NFL Free Agency induced (or all of the potholes around this state… but that’s another day’s rant).

Technically, Unrestricted Free Agents can’t officially sign with a new franchise until Wednesday. However, those athletes’ certified agents can now legally (*wink, wink*) enter into full-blown contract negotiations.

With that said, even though the Gophers men’s b-ball team is done, let’s dance:

Boom! Unlike the Drew Brees rumors, this one appears to be no-nonsense. As for the terms of Keenum’s new deal, here are the early indications:

Nice! That is much more than the $2 million he made in 2017.

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Get paid, Case. Congratulations.

As for the mentioned Brees rumors, they’re already asleep:

In regards to the latest on the all-important Kirk Cousins front; I’ll defer (again) to Schefter:

With the Vikings regarded as the most talented of Cousins’ possible suitors, a decision to avoid Minnesota would show a mindset that doubles as a suprising poorly-reviewed movie; All About the Benjamins. If the highly coveted gunslinger ends up outside of Minnesota, it’s likely because he took top-dollar elsewhere.

In the event that exact situation occurs, then what do Rick Spielman and company do next?

1500 ESPN’s post from above came from a report by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe: Minnesota (during last week’s combine) informed Teddy Bridgewater that they intend to pursue Cousins (shocking, right?). On top of that old news, the Vikings also told the 25 year-old that he “remains a viable backup plan.

To quickly break this down; it’s important to note that the ESPN report (above Tweet) doesn’t point to Bridgewater as being Minnesota’s only, nor main, “backup plan, but simply “A viable backup plan”. With that nuance documented, where are the reports that the Vikings have given these same indications to Sam Bradford? AJ McCarron? That news is like a healthy Bradford when you need him the most; nowhere to be found. It’s some “Where’s Waldo” on steroids shit.

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If we play the hypothetical game and assume Brees stays in New Orleans, and Minnesota misses on Kirk Cousins, they’ll focus their QB attention on resetting their clocks to Teddy Time. That’s right. The man who I think should be plan A, appears to be the Vikings’ plan B.

As indicated by the earlier March Madness comparison, things around Skol Nation are about to get wild. Just like it was with the tourney, despite all of the predictions, everything can change in the blink of an eye. If you don’t believe me, just ask Cleveland fans:

***Editor’s NOTE: Things are moving fluidly on the Vikings’ QB front and as I was finishing this edit, this is what happened on the Power Trip Morning Show on KFAN Tuesday morning. Mark Rosen is obviously Minnesota Reporting HOF…….

Johnny Minnesota @TheJohnnyMN
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