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Atlanta Falcons bring Kirk Cousins to the NFC South

Kirk Cousins is coming to Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons have an agreement in principle with the former Minnesota Vikings quarterback on a four-year contract valued at $180 million, averaging out to $45 million year with $100 million guaranteed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Cousins departing Minnesota was a bubbling offseason story, and Atlanta was always the predicted alternate destination given the similar offense that new play caller Zac Robinson is installing.

Now the quarterbacks in the NFC South are set:

Raheem Morris has said he wouldn’t be the head coach right now if quarterback play had been better in 2023, and Cousins provides a clear upgrade over every recent option the Falcons have had at quarterback. Their weapons entered the league with promise but are largely unaccomplished. How much will Kirk Cousins improve the Falcons passing attack will be one of their biggest storylines of 2024.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire