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Report: ‘Rampant speculation’ that Kirk Cousins is ‘destined’ to join Vikings

The final landing spot for Kirk Cousins is among the biggest stories of the NFL offseason. And according to many league insiders, perhaps the most likely — and arguably best-suited — team for Cousins to join is the Minnesota Vikings.

And now, a report suggests that the buzz around the NFL that Cousins becoming a Viking is bound to happen.

SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, in a broader discussion concerning what the Jets may do at the quarterback position — as Cousins reportedly is being aggressively targeted by the team — offered up this nugget in a post for The Jets Blog:

There is rampant speculation around the league that Cousins is destined for Minnesota, where he’d replace journeyman Case Keenum on a team that just reached the NFC championship game.

Vacchiano goes on to note that the Jets have no chance of signing Cousins if winning immediately is the quarterback’s No. 1 priority. If that’s the case, it’s the Vikings, along with the Denver Broncos.

Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams gave every indication Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that Cousins will become a free agent, which was more or less a foregone conclusion given the trade for Alex Smith.

Cousins reportedly won’t agree on a deal until doing a free-agency tour, so it’s unlikely his ultimate destination will be known anytime soon. That said, senior analyst Gil Brandt recently indicated that there’s “certainly interest” on both sides when it comes to Cousins and the Vikings.

The Vikings appear to be clearing their QB ranks, as Case Keenum (whom Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t appear too high on), Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford are set to hit free agency. Does that mean Cousins is “destined” to join the Vikings? Perhaps, bu oftentimes the moves that makes the most sense do not end up coming to fruition.