As NFL free agency officially begins and teams grab every available quarterback off the market, one notable free-agent quarterback keeps going largely unrecognized as “available.”
A few observers here and there point out that, along with the likes of Josh McCown and AJ McCarron, teams could also sign ex-49er Colin Kaepernick, who was a free agent at this time last year, too. For the most part, though, his name goes unmentioned.
There’s every reason to think the 24-year-old will continue to rank among the league’s top wideouts, and while he just became the highest-paid wide receiver in football by the three-year money, the Buccaneers appear to have gotten off pretty easily with this extension.
Saturday, March 10 CB Richard Sherman, 49ers Grade: B The recent track record of superstar cornerbacks leaving their old homes for new digs is mixed, at best.
Nnamdi Asomugha went from being a true side eraser for the Raiders to being borderline unplayable for the Eagles at age 31.
Darrelle Revis was a major disappointment after leaving the Jets for the Buccaneers; and while Revis produced an above-average season in winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots, age caught up to him during the second year of his second run with Gang Green.
Two years isn’t a lot of time to turn a stumbling franchise, but Dipoto has had plenty of pieces to play with. He’s made trade after trade, waiver claim after waiver claim. The 40-man roster has undergone a near-constant overhaul. Only seven players who held a 40-man spot in 2015 are still among the group (Cano, Hernandez, Cruz, Seager, James Paxton, Mike Zunino, Tony Zych).
Cousins plans to sign a three-year, $86 million deal with the Vikings that is fully guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter.
Adam Schefter said Cousins is likely to sign with the Vikings, though Cousins’ agent insisted that “no final decisions have been made.”
Cousins’ first visit will be with the Vikings, who are offering the quarterback a three-year, $86 million deal, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says the Vikings are still the favorites, but Cousins will still make other visits before deciding.