With Kirk Cousins set to become a free agent in March, which NFL teams could potentially sign him if he doesn't end up re-signing with the Minnesota Vikings?
It's not a reality that some people want to face, but it's very possible that Kirk Cousins has already been on the field for his final snap in a Minnesota Vikings uniform.
With the 2023 season concluding for the Vikings last week, Cousins is now scheduled to become a free agent for the first time since the 2018 offseason, when he, of course, landed his first lucrative contract with Minnesota.
Six years after signing that deal, the Vikings have only made the playoffs twice and advanced to the next round of the postseason once during the quarterback's tenure with the franchise.
Cousins isn't the sole reason for Minnesota's struggles during his time with the team, but he's not free of blame either.
Competing with him under center is something the Vikings have tried for each of the last six seasons, and it hasn't led them anywhere.
Sometimes, a change for both parties is just needed, and with the rest of Minnesota's roster not really built to challenge some of the top teams in the league, it doesn't make a ton of sense to invest a large amount of money in a 35-year-old quarterback who is coming off of a torn Achilles.
Since the end of the 2023 season, the Vikings and Cousins have said all of the right things in terms of continuing their relationship for at least one more year.
But if Minnesota and the Pro Bowl quarterback are unable to agree to a new contract this offseason, who are a few teams around the NFL that likely have the best chance of adding him to their roster?