30 things we learned in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason
Week 2 of the NFL preseason is nearly complete. Here are 30 things we learned.LANDOVER, Md. — Week 2 of the NFL preseason is nearly complete. It featured Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold's first start, Alex Smith's debut with the Redskins, some notable injuries, more national anthem rumblings and continued consternation regarding the league's new rule designed to eliminate dangerous tackles involving the helmet.
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Kirk Cousins allowed a rare glimpse into NFL free agency when he OK'd cameras to follow him along the process.
The in-depth look showed the extensive conversations Cousins had with long-time agent Mike McCartney. During the first episode,, the two went back and forth on various details surrounding Cousins' options, including one with $90 million in guarantees.
With Cousins early, Sloter late, Vikings top Seahawks 21-20
Kirk Cousins helped Minnesota's offense make some progress by passing for 182 yards in the first half, and third-stringer Kyle Sloter threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Vikings rallied for a 21-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Sebastian Janikowski kicked field goals from 35 and 55 yards in the first half for the Seahawks, who kept their starters in past halftime. Russell Wilson led one scoring drive against the vaunted Vikings defense, finishing 11 for 21 for 118 yards. Vikings rookie Daniel Carlson, who just won the kicker job this week when seventh-year veteran Kai Forbath was released, pulled two 42-yard field goal attempts wide left in the first half.
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That colossal $90 million dollar offer came from the Jets. McCartney shared his confidence that multiple teams would have offers for Cousins, who was coming off the third best season of his career, and he got that from New York. It would have been three years, $30 million per year, fully guaranteed.
The news came the day the “legal tampering” period opened on March 12, and by then Cousins was also juggling an offer from the Vikings at $25 million per year.
He was expected to sign a big deal, which he did, but with the release of the first episode it turns out the six-year veteran had an even bigger deal on the table. The series' inaugural episode, a part of NFL Live, is aptly titled 'The Path To Minnesota.'
Cousins' main focus was to get a fully guaranteed contract, he had that with both but ended up at Minnesota because he felt it was a good fit.
“We want the money to be guaranteed," he said talking directly to the camera. "My preference would be to get a fully guaranteed contract or do one-year deals,” he said.
Cousins eventually agreed to a three-year, $84 million, fully guaranteed deal with the Vikings, which gives him $28 million per year.
Teddy Bridgewater Trade Brings Peace of Mind to the Win-Now Saints .
The Eagles won the Super Bowl with backup QB Nick Foles. The Vikings reached the NFC Championship with backup QB Case Keenum. Trading for Bridgewater shows how New Orleans is absolutely in a win-now mindset, making sure every base is covered.The Saints and Jets engineered a trade Wednesday that sends the backup quarterback and a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft to New Orleans in exchange for a third-round draft pick, per Albert Breer. New York gets good compensation for a low-risk, high-reward move this offseason, and the Saints gain insurance for their aging franchise quarterback.