Ah, our own Ben Goessling broke down how Cousins could still become a very rich man with the Vikings while Minnesota could hoard enough resources to field a strong all-around team.
"Despite their willingness to throw a truckload of money and a heavily front-loaded contract at Cousins in an attempt to lure the free agent franchise quarterback to NY, the Jets are anxious he might already be destined to sign with the Vikings instead". Cousins could be that quarterback.
According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Reporter, Cousins has already narrowed down his choice to the Vikings and New York Jets. Coming off a 5-11 season that was considered an overachievement, he won't' have the kind of offensive weapons that the Vikings have. They also have a healthy Dalvin Cook in the backfield, who showed during his brief rookie season that he can take away an opposing defense's focus off the passing game, opening things up for a passer like Cousins who has eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark in each of the last three years. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets could offer Cousins a five-year $150 million deal with most of that guaranteed, and as much as $60 million guaranteed in the first year.
Jurecki reports that despite some noise regarding finalists for Cousins' list of teams or a favorite, that is not yet the case with free agency set to begin on March 14. As the combine comes to a close on Monday, it appears that the Vikings are more than just a mere contender for Cousins' services this offseason. But they are far from the only ones.