But Cousins is going to, in all likelihood, sign with the Vikings on a three-year deal worth a reported $84 million.
The dominoes had been falling and then later Tuesday, it looked like the Cardinals put themselves in position for their short-term quarterback answer.
Quarterback Sam Bradford is set to sign for Arizona Cardinals in the free-agency signing period, according to reports. In seven National Football League seasons played, Bradford has registered 19,049 passing yards, a 62.5 percent completion percentage, 101 touchdowns, 57 interceptions, and a passer rating of 85.1.
Bradford played in just two games for the Minnesota Vikings past year as he battled a knee injury, and he spent some time on injured reserve.
The move to get Bradford is reminiscent of the Cardinals signing Palmer, a former No. 1 overall pick with a fantastic deep ball and a guy with a ton of upside, but someone who was largely cast aside because of injuries. He missed half of the 2013 season and all of 2014 after tearing his ACL in back-to-back years. He would go onto win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also says Bradford has committed to the Cardinals. While lighting up the New Orleans Saints in the season opener, Bradford sustained a non-contact left knee injury that would doom his season. "I'm just happy to be on the field".
The Vikings' three free-agent quarterbacks are out of here.
Instead, Minnesota turned to Keenum, who threw for 3,500 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game.