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Florio: 'Very credible indications' Cousins may move family to Atlanta

'We’re getting very credible indications that Cousins is seriously considering moving his family to Atlanta.'

It's starting to look like the Vikings will lose this round of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio recently reported that the "indications are building of potential Kirk Cousins move to Atlanta."

Stating that he couldn't "get into the specifics, for now," Florio reports he's received "very credible indications" that Cousins is "seriously considering moving his family to Atlanta."

That would be a clear indicator that Cousins has chosen to join the Atlanta Falcons after six years in Minnesota. Cousins is out of contract starting March 13, at which point the Vikings would be forced to eat a $28 million dead cap hit.

The Vikings haven't given up hope that they could convince Cousins to re-sign. Head coach Kevin O'Connell stated at last week's combine his desire to have the veteran QB return but understood that he's "earned the right to be a free agent."

Earlier Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter told the "Pat McAfee Show" that Minnesota and Atlanta are Cousins' "primary suitors" this offseason.

Cousins was in the midst of a career year in 2023 when he tore his Achilles tendon in the Vikings' Week 8 win in Green Bay.

"It makes so much sense for Kirk to view Atlanta as a top destination," Purple Insider's Matthew Coller told Bring Me The Sports. "They have  been building their team for years to be ready to win and they only need that last piece at QB. The addition of an OC with a similar system adds even more fuel to that fire."

After parting ways with head coach Arthur Smith, the Falcons hired former Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as the team's new head coach. Morris hired Rams passing game coordinator Zac Robinson as Atlanta's new offensive coordinator. Robinson and O'Connell share a similar offensive philosophy after working under Rams head coach Sean McVay.