Here's the latest NFL QB news, and my thoughts on impacts to Kirk:
The Jaguars have re-signed quarterback Blake Bortles to a three-year contract extension through the 2020 season, the team announced Saturday.
The deal is for $54 million and could be worth up to $66.5 million with incentives, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal also includes $26.5 million in guaranteed money, according to the source.
The Buffalo Bills might not be so anxious to rid themselves of Tyrod Taylor before the new league year opens.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Up To The Minute Live that the Bills are not planning to cut Taylor.
"At this point, it doesn't seem like they're going to cut him without knowing who his replacement will be," Rapoport said. "The Bills are OK with paying a $6 million roster bonus to keep him on the roster."
Arizona has about $24 million in cap space, which is far less than the Browns, Jets and Vikings, and a little less than the Broncos. Those are the teams that have been most linked with Cousins, and one of those teams is likely to make Cousins an offer much bigger than the Cardinals would make.
After months of speculation over whether Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's rookie deal would toll -- keeping him under contract for another season in Minneapolis -- it appears we're closer to an answer.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Bridgewater is expected to become a free agent, as Minnesota is not planning to assert that their 2014 first-round pick's four-year deal tolls. Rapoport added that the parties involved are in agreement regarding the QB's contract status.
While Bridgewater is expected to be a free agent, no official decision has been made yet, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to NFL.com.
The Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to use the franchise tag on Case Keenum.
Keenum helped lead the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game as a surprisingly effective starting quarterback.
Minnesota could be amongst the teams to pursue Kirk Cousins in free agency.
So we can take Jacksonville out of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes. Not sure if Buffalo was ever in on Cousins, but it seems they're also standing pat. Arizona also appears priced out of the Cousins market. OTOH Minnesota appears willing to let both Keenum and Bridgewater walk, so that could be a signal that they are all-in on Cousins.