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Reports: Vikings to let Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater hit free agency; will be serious bidders for Kirk Cousins

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Ian Rapoport has plenty of news about the Vikings’ plans this offseason.

There has been some question about whether the Vikings could prevent Bridgewater from hitting free agency by rule since the knee injury in 2016 cost him so much playing time. They apparently will not test their luck.

This could complicate any pursuit the Jets have of Cousins, but it certainly does not end the team’s chances of landing the quarterback. From the start, there has been one question about Cousins. Is he only looking for the biggest payday, or will other factors enter into his decision. Either way, Cousins is going to make a lot of money, but is his decision going to simply be determined by the team that offers most? If Cousins is focused only on money, the Jets have a great shot of landing him. The team can put together a financial package to compete with anybody. If Cousins has other motivations like winning, the Jets are going to have a much more difficult time attracting him. That was true before the Vikings jumped into the fray.

Meanwhile, if there are any Keenum or Bridgewater fans out there, this might be good news for you.