Vikings Free Agency 2024: Arrivals and departures from Day 1

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Vikings Free-Agent Departures on Day 1

Kirk Cousins - QB

New Team: Atlanta Falcons
Contract: 4 years, $180 million

Kirk Cousins leaving the Vikings after six seasons to cash in with the Falcons was arguably the biggest free-agency headline from around the NFL on Monday.

Minnesota and Cousins were unable to work out a new contract before the start of Monday's legal tampering period, which ultimately resulted in the veteran quarterback agreeing to a lucrative deal with Atlanta.

Cousins always put up solid individual numbers during his time with the Vikings, but the team just couldn't ever figure out how to achieve consistent success with him starting under center.

He leaves Minnesota near the top of multiple all-time franchise passing records and the third-most games played by a Vikings quarterback, behind only Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Krammer.

Marcus Davenport - EDGE

New Team: Detroit Lions
Contract: 1 year, $10.5 million

For Marcus Davenport, his one-year stint in Minnesota probably won't be one he looks back on fondly.

Davenport performed well when he was actually on the field for the Vikings last season. But he only appeared in four games for Minnesota during the 2023 campaign due to multiple injuries.

The Vikings will still get to see him next season, though, as he will be remaining in the NFC North as a member of the Lions.

Jordan Hicks - ILB

New Team: Cleveland Browns
Contract: 2 years, $8 million

Following Minnesota's reported signing of Blake Cashman on Monday, the writing was basically on the wall that Jordan Hicks wasn't going to be returning to the Vikings for the 2024 season.

Luckily for Hicks, he quickly landed with a new team this offseason, and he gets to join a Browns defense that was one of the NFL's best in 2023.