Vikings, 49ers Working On Kirk Cousins Trade?
Are the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers working on a Kirk Cousins trade?
Over the past few months, rumors have run rampant regarding the Niners being dissatisfied with Jimmy Garoppolo as the team’s starting quarterback.
Although Garoppolo had a decent year last season, his shortcomings in the Super Bowl ultimately cost his team the title.
According to ESPN NFL analyst Dianna Russini, San Francisco’s head coach Kyle Shanahan is reportedly keeping a close eye on Cousins.
As things presently stand, Cousins has one year remaining on the three-year, $84 million contract he signed prior to the 2018 season.
Obviously Shanahan and Cousins have a long history together, dating back to their days as a member of the Washington Redskins.
.@diannaESPN doesn’t think the 49ers are interested in Tom Brady. There’s another soon-to-be free agent QB she thinks they want to look at.
And he currently plays in Minnesota 👀 pic.twitter.com/iuRA8wizDu
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 10, 2020
“I think we all know the history between Kyle Shanahan and Kirk Cousins. This is something that has been going on for years,” Russini said during a Tuesday appearance on Get Up.
“I’ve never seen somebody want a quarterback as bad as Kyle Shanahan has [wanted Cousins]. It was a deal that almost happened too. Kirk Cousins almost wound up with Kyle in San Francisco.”
Over the past two years, Cousins has recorded 7,901 yards, 56 touchdowns and 16 interceptions for Minnesota.
Although he has not exactly played at an MVP level over his time with the Vikings, Cousins has still been extremely dependable. Last year, he guided the team to a victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Is he truly a significant upgrade over Garoppolo, though? That is a matter of personal opinion – but apparently according to Shanahan the answer is yes.