Keenum, Bradford, and Teddy Bridgewater are due to be free agents when the season gets underway, but all three have weaknesses.
"ESPN's John Clayton added: "[There] are three guys that are on this team that are unsigned but can sign, so you have three options there, but if Kirk Cousins is the one who can get this team a little bit farther, then do you go a little above that to pay him?"
This off-season's crop of free-agent quarterbacks in the National Football League is a fairly strong one. "If you pick the wrong one, this whole thing can go downhill". Bridgewater has been out of the game for two seasons, Bradford has a poor injury record, and Keenum is not guaranteed to reproduce his heroics of 2017. Zimmer said. "Can Sam stay healthy?"
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport guessed that Kirk Cousins would land in Minnesota during a stopover on the Around The NFL Podcast, but Rapsheet said not to rule out the Cardinals as a dark-horse option. "If we don't do that, then I'll probably get fired". The Jets don't have much to offer besides a blank check, and the Vikings, who made it to the NFC Championship Game this past season offer the most upside in terms of winning, plus they have almost $50 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap. Let's make sure we keep understanding the team is why we have done good things. All three were on the roster last season, and all three are set to be free agents in less than two weeks. The team that signs Cousins likely will have to make him the highest-paid player in league history.
"I think Kevin is a tremendous coach and obviously the Vikings feel the same way", Shurmur said.
Cook was placed on injured reserve in early October after undergoing surgery to address a torn ACL, spelling an end to what was shaping up as a spectacular rookie campaign through the Vikings' first four games.
With Bradford, Zimmer said nothing medically concerns him about the quarterback's knee but called his injury issues "degenerative".
In 2016, Cousins' completion percentage inside the 10-yard line was just 35.7 percent, which was second worst of 25 QBs with more than 25 pass attempts.
In 14 starts with the Vikings in 2017, Keenum threw for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Miller said on Thursday that he sees himself as a left tackle. Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman "tells me he's doing great and he should be as good as new. better".
"After we get here, after we get done looking at some of these young draftable guys, so we'll kind of sit down and figure out the direction we're going". "This kid is a great competitor".
The Penn State star might even be the first running back selected in the top two picks since Reggie Bush in 2006 or even the first to go No. 1 overall since another Nittany Lion, Ki-Jana Carter, in 1995.