Why are the Minnesota Vikings trying to sign Kirk Cousins?
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By Adam Patrick

Some are questioning why the Minnesota Vikings would even attempt to land the free-agent quarterback this offseason.

Arguments can be made against it, but the single most important position in the sport of football is quarterback. Rarely do teams achieve championship glory without solid play from under center.

There’s a reason why 10 of the last 11 NFL MVPs and 8 of the last 11 Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks.

The Minnesota Vikings are currently in the middle of their quest to figure out who their starting signal caller will be for the 2018 season. A move that could decide the fate of the franchise for the next few years.

Based on the most recent reports and rumors, it appears that the Vikings are going to make a serious run at signing free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason.

Landing Cousins is not going to be cheap by any means (estimated market value of more than $25 million per year), but Minnesota has the money and they clearly believe he is worth spending it on.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins

Why would the Vikings want to spend such a high amount of cash on one player though? Why wouldn’t they just re-sign one of their 2017 quarterbacks for a cheaper price and save some...

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