NFL off-season hots up with Cousins set for Vikings as Brees sticks with Saints

  • Washington QB set to sign $84m deal with Minnesota
  • Future Hall of Famer Brees will see out career in New Orleans
  • Denver upgrade at quarterback to complement strong defense

The biggest question of the NFL off-season appears to be settled with ESPN reporting that Kirk Cousins plans to sign for the Minnesota Vikings on a three-year deal worth $84m later this week.

The 29-year-old Cousins has been one of the most productive quarterbacks in the league over the last few seasons and was courted by a number of teams when it became clear he would leave Washington. The shortlist was narrowed down to the Vikings and the New York Jets over the last few weeks with Minnesota, who reached the NFC Championship game last season, offering the best chance at a Super Bowl and the Jets with the salary cap space to offer Cousins more money.

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