Kirk Cousins signing with Falcons now favored to happen this offseason

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The latest odds from the DraftKings Sportsbook have the Atlanta Falcons as the new favorite to sign Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins this year.

As the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine concluded on Sunday, many people walked away with a feeling that the Atlanta Falcons could be a realistic landing spot for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins when free agency begins next week.

Well, oddsmakers apparently picked up on the chatter as well, as the DraftKings Sportsbook revealed on Monday evening that the Falcons are now the favorite to sign Cousins this offseason and not the Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins reportedly "planning a potential move" to Atlanta

The odds of Cousins landing in Atlanta likely also increased after ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio shared the following on Monday.

"We can’t get into the specifics, for now. But we’re getting very credible indications that Cousins is seriously considering moving his family to Atlanta. Which would mean, obviously, that he’d be signing with the Falcons."

Following all of the buzz coming out of this year's Scouting Combine about the veteran quarterback signing with the Falcons this offseason, signs continue to point to this becoming an actual reality.

Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah both stated last week that the would like for the Vikings to work out a new deal that results in Cousins returning to the team for at least one more season.

However, ESPN's Dan Graziano recently reported that Minnesota hasn't been able to present the quarterback with a contract offer that includes everything he is looking for in a new deal.

It seems safe to say that Atlanta is likely more willing to give Cousins a contract closer to what he's desiring. And if this all turns out to be true, it's extremely likely that the quarterback's tenure in the Twin Cities will come to a close after six seasons as a member of the Vikings.