Report: 'League-wide speculation that Cousins is ticketed for Minnesota'

Cousins reportedly values a chance to win more than money.
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Just 24 hours after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that only four teams have a real shot to sign free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, a new report suggests that there's "league-wide speculation" that Cousins is bound for Minnesota.

The report comes from Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.

"According to a team source, they are aware of the league-wide speculation that Cousins is ticketed for Minnesota and they are taking that threat seriously after some informal, preliminary talks with his camp this week."

Cousins, who's topped 4,000 passing yards and thrown at least 25 touchdowns each of the last three seasons, is expected to command up to $30 million per season and maybe $90 million guaranteed.

Vacchiano notes that the Jets and other teams can outbid the Vikings for Cousins, but the Jets think Cousins could pick Minnesota "for what he'll believe is a better chance to immediately win."

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The free agency signing period begins March 14 but teams can begin formal negotiations with players on March 12. 

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